And If You’re Planning To Be Stupid, You Still Have Time To Change That

July 3, 2020

Well . . . July 4th weekend is coming up around here, and I just wanted to say that however you’re planning to celebrate, don’t be stupid about it.

This Is Especially True For Close Family

July 2, 2020

I’m not telling anyone how to feel about something, be it sports, religion, politics, music, or what have you, but the closer you are to me, the more I’m going to need you to turn your volume down.

Fortunately I Knew That L’s Mother Had Recently Ordered Something For Her Snake PLANT

July 1, 2020

Today has been filled with a series of odd little out of context moments for me, but nothing tops the text notification I received informing me that my “live indoor snake” had shipped.

And Not For The First Time

June 30, 2020

Regarding yesterday’s post, I just wanted to clarify that while I’m in no way above setting up for a joke, I like to make it clear upfront when I’m doing so. What I posted yesterday actually happened the way I wrote it. I was feeling a tad maudlin and staring at what I had written knowing that the post needed something, when my son came in and provided it.

I Get Credit For That, Right?

June 29, 2020

Some days I wonder which is going to be harder, for my son to forgive me for the mistakes I make as a father, or for me to forgive myself.

Then, like just now (no joke), he interrupts me to ask if I can clean up the mess the dog made because he doesn’t want to touch it, and I do stop and clean it up because that is part of my current duties as a father.

Maybe That’s Why I Don’t Like The Phrase

June 26, 2020

I’m not a big fan of the phrase, but I’ve always appreciated the intent behind the idea of “taking a mental health day,” so today I woke up and decided that’s exactly what I needed to do.

Then I thought, “Shouldn’t every day, whenever possible, be a mental health day?”

A Brief Silence

June 25, 2020

Silence, and a candle for all those people in your life you were once close to and now . . . for one reason or another, you’re not anymore.

It’s Just The Way I Am

June 24, 2020

Given my love of performance magic, my admiration for a clever con, and my scorn for politicians, the more someone explains to me how “reasonable” something is, the more suspicious I get.

Then I Realized The Latter Would Probably Be A More Interesting Read

June 23, 2020

Just now I saw an ad promising to reveal the secrets of “alchemy and mysticism,” but for one moment I read that as revealing the secrets of “alcohol and mysticism.”

We’ve Got Someone On The Way To See What Can Be Done About This

June 22, 2020

So apparently it’s possible for an iguana to get themselves stuck in a chain-link fence . . .