Fun In Captiva

3/7-3/9 Lots to do in a quiet place; best of both worlds. Activities during the day including shopping and shell collecting; beach walking; cocktails in Bill and Karen’s room (they


We’re Off

3/5/19 – We drove from Mt. Pleasant, SC to Daytona Beach, FL. Nothing of import; I didn’t even play poker though there was a poker room at the dog track

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Home Poker Game

Killed a home game last Monday. Twice my NTT hourly rate (tax-free) plus I got to drink beer and tell dirty jokes. Should have retired long ago. All that money



Lot of obliviots in this world. This happened in parking lot to Avvie. Thanks to whomever. Hope you slept well. “Beauty is Only Skin Deep” – The Temptations (1968)

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Angel Oak

There is a 400-year old oak tree on the outskirts of Charleston that CJ and I visited Friday afternoon. Pictures speak louder than words. For a video, download this from

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Traveling Companion (human species)

I have been lucky enough to find a compatible human traveling companion for my adventures, or at least we are getting along OK so far. Next month will be the


He’s Back

I’m back from my poker expedition. For you Instagram and Facebook junkies out there who look for instant updates, I don’t publish my daily location any more that I tell


First Post-retirement Trip

For those of you who know me well, you won’t be surprised to find out that it involves poker. I am going down to Coconut Creek, FL to play in


Welcome to Norby’s Personal Blog

This is the companion blog to my technical blog at Since I have retired from NTT DATA Services (2/1/2019), expect to see a lot more posts here than there,