The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Drink, Drank...

I feel a lot like drinking today.  I am thinking I shall do so later this afternoon.


Thursday, April 23, 2015


Today is the 2412nd day in a row I have at least walked 5 miles outside. 


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Too Much Emotion?

I sometimes wonder if I feel my emotions too intensely?  Even though I try to keep a calm, even-keeled demeanor on the outside, inside I am often filled with turmoil.  Right now, I am DEEPLY hurt by a person who I thought was a very good friend of mine at work.  I have not spoken to this person since Friday morning. 


Friday, April 17, 2015

The Plan

The plan for me today is that once I get enough work done here to keep me above water, I am going to go visit my elderly father-in-law for some much desired conversation, libations, and pipes.  It should be a grand time, and I am very much looking forward to it. 


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Safe Journey to a Friend

A friend of mine who many of you know here from the Internet, Billy (BBC), will be away from the Internet world for a while, perhaps days, weeks, or even months.  He is embarking upon a journey that should renew his spirit and we can look forward to his return to the Internet and more writings on his blog, Spirit Doings.  While it will be sad to have him away for a while, I do very sincerely look forward to his return, and anticipate a wide array of great tales about his adventures.

Safe travels, BBC!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015


For some reason today, I feel especially tired.  Not so much physically, even though yesterday I forced myself to jog three miles non-stop.  But, instead, I feel mentally tired.  I think part of it is the time of the semester.  Part of it is the lack of a "real" Spring Break week for me this semester (I spent the week working even harder than usual helping students prepare for a national meeting). 

All I know is that I am feeling pretty damn wore out mentally. 

Also, even though I plan to write about it more in the morning, I need to note how my friend, BBC, will be absent for a spell.  He is planning the start of a journey that will keep him away from the Internet for a while.  I hope that the time away is brief, for I enjoy his perspective, his humor, and his insights. 


Sunday, April 12, 2015


As Billy Pilgrim said on Friday's post, I should reply more to my comments and I shall endeavor to do so as I renew my writing efforts.  

We actually had weather in the 60s today, which was wonderful and pretty damn amazing.  I actually took two walks today.  My morning walk with my dog at 5 am and another one at about 3:30 pm. There were a lot of folks out at 3:30.  

Today was a pretty decent day.