Husband & retiree. Former software developer, technical writer, & IT geek. Occasionally do weird & goofy things.


I grew up in an upper-middle-class slash upper-class northern suburb of Chicago in the 1960s and 1970s. I was odd as a kid. However, I was with the same group of kids from kindergarten through eighth grade, so I avoided the mess that middle school can be for many odd…

Cataloging through the pile

So we’re continuing to shlep through catalogs we get in the mail. Looking for cute stuff, pretty stuff, or stuff that makes us laugh.

Or, occasionally, salivate.

ME: We got two more food catalogs in the mail today. One I’ve never heard of. …

My mother’s bday was the week after Christmas. Her thing was getting bday presents in REAL bday wrapping paper. Also! No Xmas+bday gifts! No no no!

Thank you, Walter! And Sears Class of 1972!

DEB: Here, put this on. (hands me one of my shirts) I just need to take a couple pictures, then we can get the morning started.

This was Thanksgiving morning, we’d rolled out of bed a few minutes before. I was dressed, but I was wearing my standard morning workout…

I’m sorry, WHAT is homologous to WHAT?

I’ve written before about old friends, Louann and Connie, with whom we get together to play a card game with words:

Short summary: we deal out cards with letters (most single letters, some combos like “th” or ‘cl” or the dreaded “qu”) and try to make words. Points are assigned…

“Dad doesn’t wear a prayer beanie.” “A what?”

This is yet another chapter in a series I “finished” last year, but my characters kept talking to me. Then Roz Warren convinced me into fill out the series into a book, so now I’m working on that. …

Jack Herlocker

Husband & retiree. Developer, tech writer, & IT geek. I fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches. Occasionally do weird & goofy things.

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