Life, Once Removed

selfie lifestyleMy son and I ran a 5K this weekend.  It was for a good cause, and it was fun.  The weather was brisk, and we weren’t trying to break any speed records, so we enjoyed some good conversation.  Overall, it was a good learning and bonding experience. Continue reading

Books for Rent???

I don’t know how long this has been a thing, but just today I discovered a “Rent Book” option on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  A passable idea in theory, I suppose, but the cost is just a couple dollars less than buying the book brand new, and you only get to keep it for a couple months.  Unlike the movie rental industry, where you are merely paying a considerably smaller percentage of the overall price, I don’t see how this model can sustain itself.  But then, what do I know? Continue reading