Norm Houseman: Outward Bound

Cindy and I recently returned from a three-week road trip vacation. We spent the second week in Las Vegas, but that left a lot of time on the road. We divide the driving time between us. When I drive, I listen to music that I have stored on a flash drive, and I keep it…

Brontë Country: Haworth, UK

Our 8th anniversary celebrations was in Brontë Country, a town called Haworth in the UK. With the borders being closed (or horribly complicated to cross), we’ve had to rely on local holidays. Problem with that is that everyone, I mean EVERYONE has the same top 10 list of places to visit in England. On the…

Norm Houseman: Top 40 Radio

Most of the physical mixtapes that I’ve put together over the years were made up from songs that I heard on albums. Many of those albums would be obscure references to the (imagined) typical reader of this blog and the friends to whom I gave these mixtapes. I did my humble best to expand their…

Half-Year Wrap Up

So, apparently this is the time that some people celebrate half-Christmas with sandwiches made with Christmas ingredients? This isn’t going to be that kind of wrap-up. Just an update on how half of my 2021 has gone by and a list of some of my favourite things. BOOKS I went into the year setting myself…

Disappearance Holidays

Read all about our covid-safe, self-contained getaway (NOT A STAYCATION!) to the middle of nowhere, England!