Old Dog’s New Toy

Posted May 28 2011

Old Dog had one of these back when he was a Young Dog. He rode it a lot with what we’ll call “a group of friends,” but at some point he had to sell it to provide for his growing family. So that’s his history with motorcycles. Mine is that, two weeks before I graduated […]

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Impression: Sunrise

Posted May 25 2011

This is the sunrise my wonderful friend, Jen, painted in my spare room. Now to haul all the books back from the bathroom….

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4 Things that Really Cheese Me Off (and 1 that Doesn’t)

Posted May 20 2011

1) Those vertical half pages in the newspaper that advertise furniture, or tires, or what the hell ever. Come on, business that wants my business–splurge and buy a full sheet of paper. 2) Subscription postcards that cannot be removed from the fold of the magazine without compromising the structural integrity of said magazine. By the […]

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The Carry-In Effect

Posted May 16 2011

The Carry-In Effect is a scientific principle that explains why office people will eat anything that is carried into the workplace by another employee. Stale donuts, leftover birthday cake, petrified Halloween candy–once it hits the break room table, your average team of middle-class white collar workers will morph into a mob of homeless people scoring […]

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Fiction Friday: If I Didn’t Write

Posted May 4 2011

If I didn’t write: I’d have the nicest flowers on the block. I’d exercise enough to offset all the time I spend sitting in front of computer screens. We’d eat real food at our house, instead of whatever’s easy. I’d stop yelling, “Don’t answer that!” whenever the phone rings. I’d have an actual balance in […]

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Flamingo Tales

Posted May 2 2011

I spent the past week in sunny Florida (as opposed to really rainy Ohio) with my daughter, her wife and their kids, staying with one of my sisters in Vero Beach. Got back Friday night, but between cleaning house, doing laundry and getting ready to wade back into the world of work, I came up […]

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