N-N-1: Farewell, 2021!

It’s been a while since we hosted an N-N-1 photo sharing post, and so thought I’d get in touch with you before the year is out.  The other day, I was walking in the countryside near my new home and found the most adorable post office cosy. Someone had crocheted a nice Christmas scene to keep…

Road Trip: Homeward Bound

Perhaps you expected to hear Simon & Garfunkel’s song Homeward Bound since that is in the title of this mixtape. Well, though the song was on the flash drive with my music, I didn’t hear it on the trip back from Las Vegas. No more than I heard Tom Paxton’s song Outward Bound on the…

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…