Monthly Archives: March 2015

Stop squirming

Cars are like shoes.

We use them to go farther and faster.  They offer us protection from the miles traveled and generally make the travel easier.

An old pair of shoes is even better.  They’re broken in, comfortable and your … Read the rest

Wind me up

Sometimes I’m just out of my mind.

There are times when I have laser-like focus and other times I’m totally empty-headed.  Then there are times where it’s out of my control and weirdness ensues.

Ostensibly (yeah, I didn’t need to … Read the rest

Pedestrian = 25 points!

We pedestrians can do some steering wheel-pounding things.

For instance, walking across an intersection after the don’t walk sign is flashing red.  Or staring at the phone so intently as to not realize there is someone turning.  Or starting across … Read the rest

Suck it up

To everything there comes an ending.

I’ve known for some time that the end was near, but I hoped to delay it by scaling back and ignoring the evidence.  But that time has passed and this time has come.

My … Read the rest

The record shows, I took the blows

And the blows win.

Long ago I posted a tirade about my evil oak tree and its daily dumpings on my front patio.  That’s the injury.

More than once a month, I get the insult added to my travails.  The … Read the rest

Why so fast?

Life’s too short.  No time to waste.  The clock is ticking.  Seize the day.

The world is obsessed with speed.  It’s as if there is a belief that days are minutes and years are hours.  It’s as if people can’t … Read the rest

(insert clever headline here)

During my time in advertising, most of my effort in print was spent trying to come up with the “hook”; that catchy headline that would grab the potential customer.

It’s really all in the headline, when it comes to print, … Read the rest