Under my thumb

You probably haven’t noticed recently, but I’ve been having problems with my thumbs. Thumbnails, to be exact. And only with Facebook. My traditional method for posting my blog has been to publish it to three social media platforms. To do this, I use a WordPress (the blog program) app called “Jetpack”, which has many different functions…. Read more »

What about me?

Any man who is worthy of the title should be asking himself the same question these days: What about me? Harassment in general and sexual harassment in particular are difficult subjects to self-judge. There’s the overt and obvious, of course, such as sticking a tongue down someone’s throat or asking them to “twirl” for you…. Read more »

Bowling for nothing

Well, I’m back in a bowling league. Far from dollars, we generally get nothing at the end of the season. Here’s why. My team is composed of five people: my married friends, her mom and his buddy. Between all of us, we have one former excellent bowler, one fair bowler and three meh bowlers. But… Read more »


I know, right? Budgeting. Can you come up with a more boring headline than that? For that matter, can you come up with a more boring post topic than “budgeting”? How can I possibly make that entertaining? Even the post image is dull. I will point out two things: first, if you were expecting entertaining,… Read more »

Home ownership

A little shy of 22 years ago, I was in my second year working for the last company I would ever work for. The prior year, I had purchased my first ever new car and now, at the ripe age of 36 and still not close to earning my age after a career reboot, I… Read more »

How far friendship

Getting back to last week, before I was interrupted by several days of mehness… (What? With all the unintelligible posts and mangled grammar on the web, you would begrudge me a made up word here, in my own blog, my place of power? I didn’t think so.) …as I said, last week, I was writing… Read more »

And you thought I talked a lot BEFORE…

It’s recently come to my attention I talk a lot. Maybe too much. Well, not quite recently. Over the last half of my life, I was quite the talker. As long as I was within familiar confines (home, office, friends) I could whip up a maelstrom of mindless chatter. We won’t delve into the psychological… Read more »

Northern holidays

There are a number of things I enjoy about being clean-shaven, the least of which, surprisingly, that I look younger (on account of the beard containing substantially more of the famous Daniels family white hair than on the top of my head). Chief among those simple pleasures is eating, especially barbecue. And corn on the… Read more »

The day after the day after

The day after Halloween always presents a challenge for me. Unlike Christmas, the decorations don’t feel right sitting up after that one night is over. I mean, sure, reindeer and snowmen look good for a whole winter, but how long do people want to see skeletons and ghosts? So I tend to commit myself to… Read more »

Bag man

Oh sure, maybe all you’re hearing about today is those three dudes from the Trump campaign being brought up on charges. I’ll bet everyone is yelling that’s the big news of the day. See, that’s where I agree about fake news, ’cause that’s clearly not the most important story today. I mean, c’mon man, we… Read more »