Posts Categorized: People

Ho hum

Must see TV! Miss it not! Call in sick! Send the kids to school (even if there it’s ut for the summer)! Lock the doors! Turn off the ringers! The biggest testimony in, well, whenever is going to happen this Thursday. Eh, or not. I would like nothing better than to hear salacious and riveting information… Read more »

Say what?

I’ve often written about my affection for an extended vocabulary. It’s long been a benefit to me in my reading, my writing and my crossword puzzle solving. I’ve also mentioned how possessing (and employing) muscular diction has its drawbacks. I’ve suffered accusations of snootiness and superiority (which, considering my menagerie of psychiatric complexes, seems a… Read more »

The internet says the darndest things

I wanted to research an abstruse question this morning and therefore typed it into my browser, up came 233,000 results. For an abstruse question. Asking a generally obvious question, such as, “Why is summer warmer than winter?”, generated 2,060,000 results. Chief among both searches are excellent answers from reputable sources. Further scrolling leads to some… Read more »

Will wonders never cease?

Gee, I sure hope not! The final day of shared self-reflection on my (now willing to admit) interesting life. We pick up from where we were yesterday, fired at the nadir of the financial crisis of 2009. Nobody wants me There I was, just shy of 50 years old and fired (let go, laid off,… Read more »

Everyone is interesting

I’ve spent a good part of this blog proposing the idea, only half tongue-in-cheek, that I am the most uninteresting man in the world (playing off the Dos Equis ads). In moments of honest self-reflection, I note that I’ve actually done some interesting things in the course of my half century-plus life. In further moments… Read more »

Moving into adulthood

People get it wrong frequently. Adulthood isn’t about age (I have that). Adulthood isn’t even about maturity (I don’t have that). Adulthood is about responsibility. It’s why you can sometimes hear the expression, “He matured at a young age” or, conversely, “When will he ever grow up”. Yesterday, I did my bit to help my… Read more »

I always say never say never or always

There are few real impossibilities in life, just as there are few real absolutes. So why do so many people use “always” and “never”? The words tend to show up most of the time when someone wants to put emphasis on a statement, such as, “I never drink and drive.” and “I always root for… Read more »

Unmatchable, the final chapter

Well. That answers that. In all likelihood, “that” has always been the answer. No, you’re not coming in on the middle of a conversation. Or, perhaps, in some ways, you are. It’s a long-running debate I’ve been having and even you blog readers have only been introduced to it relatively recently. Just before the year… Read more »