The time I enjoy most evenings is a five-minute period when I lean back in my favorite chair in the mancave and think about things that are providing the most joy at that particular moment.
Right after that, I purposely peruse the day's news and wonder why some people are so caught up in some of the activities tied to certain celebrities, other public figures or specific events and items.
This daily process forms the framework for the regular "Five and Five" feature found here, five things I'm extremely interested in and five things I wouldn't mind erasing by hitting some sort of virtual delete button.
Here's my latest lists:
º The Little League World Series has intrigued me for years. I love watching it unfold through ESPN's excellent coverage, seeing on a daily basis how the kids and families from different countries and cultures can mesh so peacefully. Maybe more adults should study the Little League World Series.
º College football returns in full force this weekend. I find the college game much more interesting than the NFL. College football still has the feel of a game, as opposed to a cutthroat business. My picks for this year's College Football Playoffs are Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State and USC.
º When I'm in my car, I listen to disc jockey Phlash Phelps on SiriusXM's 1960s channel. The man is a fountain of information.
º I am ecstatic that Daniel Craig has decided to reprise his role as James Bond for a fifth 007 film, which has no name or release date.
º The best character actor on television these days is Jonathan Banks, who plays "Mike" on "Better Call Saul," and previously was on "Breaking Bad." Banks, 70, is no Johnny Come Lately. Check out his resume when you have a spare hour or so.
º We're about 10 days past all the hoopla concerning the eclipse. Do you miss it? I didn't think so. I don't either.
º I saw where there was a "Jersey Shore" reunion involving Snooki, the Situation, JWoww, Pauly D and the rest. Really sorry I was unable to catch that.
º I'm "that" close to giving up even trying to order a "plain" hamburger at some of the fast-food drive-thrus. My plain burgers continue to be handed to me with cheese. "I asked for a plain burger, no cheese, nothing," I repeatedly say.
º Are there any reruns of old TV shows you are never interested in? Mine involve "The Beverly Hillbillies." For some reason, Jed, Granny, Jethro and Elly May have never appealed to me.
º A few years ago, those Geico Insurance commercials with "Flo" were at least mildly entertaining. Now, they are annoying at best.