Archive for the ‘Thoughts Profound and Otherwise’ Category

This Insight I DID Get Introduced To In Time To Change The Course Of My Life Though

April 20, 2018

People like me we’re like . . . like shooting stars. We cross the sky, burning hot for one moment in time, then we . . . plunge to Earth and disappear. Jesus Christ, I’m starting to upset myself!

– Johnny Dangerously, Johnny Dangerously

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That’s Why It’s Important To Watch Their Eyes, Son

April 19, 2018

While my son and I were playing with our dog this morning, she started to get rambunctious, so we ended up singing, “Crazy eyes, crazy eyes!  It should come as no surprise, that you are feeling wild, ’cause we see your crazy eyes!” (I have just come to accept that this is “normal” in this house.)

It was only later that it occurred to me that if someone had taught me to look for crazy eyes when I was my son’s age, my life would have turned out very differently . . .

There Are Also Other Reasons

April 18, 2018

I’ve found myself wondering why I’m so easily distracted lately . . . . then I remembered that it’s Spring, that season where a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of trying to breathe!

A Translated Transcript Of My Blurry Thoughts This Morning

April 17, 2018

I feel awful this morning!  No, I feel worse than that, I feel . . . full spectrum awful!

. . .

As much as I enjoy patting myself on the back for my own cleverness, I really hope I’m not the first person to use that turn of phrase, because that’s just not a concept I want to be responsible for introducing into the universe . . .

1 Part Alcohol, 4 Parts Tea Is What Generally Works For Me

April 16, 2018

As I sip my tea this morning, I’m doing so from a mug someone got me a few years back.  This mug has a list of “tips for good health” on the side, and at the top of the list it says “Less Alcohol, More Tea.”

It turns out that’s really good advice.

This Isn’t Always A Bad Thing, But Still . . . Be Aware

April 13, 2018

Beware the times when the world isn’t actually __________, and you’re only seeing it that way because you are!

Everyone Just Keep Breathing And It Should Be Better Soon

April 10, 2018

One of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to watch is a sick child struggling to breathe and sleep at the same time, and got to do that in the comfort of my own home and with the knowledge it was nothing worse than a minor cold.

Hang in there little name-brother.  This candle is for you and yours.

I Still Sing This To Myself . . . Particularly On Days Like Today

April 9, 2018

To hope against hope there’s an end to the rope.  The answer is . . . nope!  Illusion!

– The Guru, Marco Polo Junior

Perhaps I’m Destined To Be The One To Write This Book . . . AFTER I’ve Gotten More Rest

April 6, 2018

Something fiction involving parenthood actually prepares you for:  The nigh-inevitable “child not wanting to be alone coming into your room in the middle of the night” moment.

Something some fiction involving parenthood sort of prepares you for:  The moment when you child begins do their best to recreate their room in yours so they can sleep better when they do finally go to sleep and let you sleep again as well.

Something fiction involving parenthood tends to gloss over:  That moment when you are pressed against the wall and tangled in a Frankenstein-like creation of covers, some of you hot and some of you cold, but all of you unwilling to move lest you wake the child that has kept you awake for over an hour now.

Something I know fiction involving parenthood has never mentioned:  The moment when at long last you get back to sleep as well and lapse into a fitful dream involving creepy crawly things and your child brushes their foot against you at the perfect time to startle you awake once more.

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April 5, 2018

And in the not-news today, celebrity jerk is still a jerk!  Details to follow.