Category: Personal

  • Sending My Kid to School After Parkland

    Sending My Kid to School After Parkland

    My kid has questions I can’t answer. He wants to know how he’s supposed to go to school and feel safe. I have no answers. I can’t tell him that everything will be fine. I can’t guarantee that. I can’t lie. On the same day that a Florida teenager went into a high school and killed […]

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  • The Table: A Story of Need vs. Want

    The Table: A Story of Need vs. Want

    I try to make purchase decisions based on need vs. want. I’ll often see something that I really like but opt out of buying it because I don’t need it. I’d rather be happy with what I have than focus on wanting things I don’t. (Yes, I did need the motorcycle. For mental health reasons. Yeah, that’s […]

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  • Crap, Cash, and a (Bug)Killing Spree — Just Another Saturday

    Crap, Cash, and a (Bug)Killing Spree — Just Another Saturday

    You’d think I had a crapload of cash hanging out of my back pocket. I had neither crap, cash, nor a crapload of cash in my pocket. I checked. The safest lane for a motorcycle is the far-left lane. Not today. Apparently, a lot of people were in a “20 miles over? meh” hurry. I […]

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  • The F’ing Fish Died — Finally!

    The F’ing Fish Died — Finally!

    Blueberry is dead. Finally. Blueberry may have been the longest-living betta fish in the county for all I know. I searched “betta fish life span” and Google kindly told me “2 y on average (In captivity)” with a picture and everything. Yeah, Blueberry doubled that estimate. At least. Even after spending her first couple years […]

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  • Janitor of Words, Crusher of Dreams

    Janitor of Words, Crusher of Dreams

    This is so awesome. Sooo very awesome. I have a new title. I am now, officially, as proclaimed by my son, The Crusher of Dreams. I’ve earned the title over time, with many incidents proving my worthiness of it because I am — after all — a parent. But my title was not until today […]

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  • That Time I Fell Out of a Tree

    That Time I Fell Out of a Tree

    While flat on the ground, staring at the tree that ousted me and doing the mandatory self-assessment that usually follows such a test of gravity, @ walks over and looks down at me very seriously.

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  • Changing Lightbulbs at Work

    Changing Lightbulbs at Work

    It’s all in the perspective. Lightbulbs are lightbulbs, but everyone has a different opinion when it comes to changing them.

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  • Just Another Day at the Office

    Just Another Day at the Office

    Imagine if you will… It’s Thursday afternoon in Cubeville. 3:17: Tra la la la. Sitting at your desk. La la la. Getting ready to leave at 3:45 for physical therapy. La la la. 3:18: A senior VP sends an e-mail to 5,000 people to announce this really great Web project — you guessed it, the […]

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