What I’ll do to keep my job

Man. It’s so tough sometimes. Mouths to feed, bills to pay. And it doesn’t matter if the job market’s good or bad. You just know it’s going to be tough finding another job, let alone a better one. Which, almost always, leads to the thought, “What I’ll do to keep my job”. I had this… Read more »

Promises, promises again and again

Sigh. So tired. Of the phoniness. And the weak-kneed defense. Of the silent enabling. It’s all so deflating to hear the feckless rhetoric. It’s all promises, promises again and again. Yes, this is another political post. Believe me, I’m as tired of them as you are, but silence equals assent and I refuse to be… Read more »

All aboard!

From nightmare to dream to reality. A long ride to a (hopefully) short finish. Come along, all of you, for the penultimate trip on my arboreal adventure. All aboard! There’s no need to rehash the chain of disastrous events that led to my most recent bartering with the homeowners’ association (HOA). As usual, I’ve provided… Read more »

Blame and deflection are two poison pills of moving forward

When I was a kid, I found a lot of use for blaming. Mostly my older sister. Sometimes they were valid, in which case it was tattling. And sometimes it was not, in which case it was deflection. Then a funny thing happened. I grew up and didn’t need it anymore. Because blame and deflection… Read more »

The passion remains hidden

  About half a year ago, I came to this blog and posted a bunch of words that might have been a continuation of my young adult trilogy, Jeremy Shuttle Adventures. And then I never mentioned it again. As I begin walking again, thoughts of writing pop up once more, but I am concerned that… Read more »

My Olympic cooking challenge

Okay, how about a short break from all the sturm und drang out there and dive back into a recurring subject of mine: cooking. The topic is not necessarily in honor of, but nicely coincidental to the ending of the Winter Olympics. So, in my view, this represents my Olympic cooking challenge. Just in case… Read more »

They’re coming to take me away

Ah, those goofy tunes from my youth! They provide me with so many wonderful blog post titles. I’m up and at ’em early this morning on a topical topic. That is, a level of misinformation or lack thereof that can be cleared up quickly. And it should make people worry less that “they’re coming to… Read more »

Don’t talk with your mouth foul

In the era I grew up in, table manners were a big deal. Curiously, this was one commonality in our family no matter where I was. Pick a place: Mom’s, Dad’s or the Grandparents. Come with me, now, to see how those formative years gave birth to my own golden rule: Don’t talk with your… Read more »

Believers gotta believe

There’s a lot of interesting news in the world today. Lots of it is right in our backyard (in this case, I speak both metaphorically and literally). As usual, opinions outweigh facts. That is the customary recipe for inaction. That’s because, believers gotta believe. I’ve already said my piece on the horrific shooting that occurred… Read more »

Kids are being killed. For crying out loud, DO something!

You’re damn right I’m angry. Kids are being killed. Get out of here with your second amendment blather. Kids are being killed. For crying out loud, do something! Can you seriously tell me that a little extra waiting or a little extra paperwork is too much to ask? Seriously? Kids are being killed. Sure, you’re a responsible gun owner…. Read more »