Dear REI, Thank you so much for sending me your anniversary sale catalog. I usually don’t get too excited about catalogs, but you know how I am, I like buying outdoor equipment and putting it in my garage. I have waited for the right moment to buy a bicycle repair stand and it looks like we … More REI Anniversary Sale!
(There will be no spoilers here, but if didn’t see the plot of this movie coming you have bigger problems.) I should probably turn in my man card before starting, but I won’t because I think I lost my man card when I went to see The Nutcracker and sat in a seat designed for Emmanuel … More The Fault in My Stars: Going to a Movie on Opening Night
Blogging Amigo and all around funny guy, Snoozing on the Sofa (aka Scott Nagele) has nominated me and fellow blogger Pieter who runs a blog called Ah Dad in a game of blogging tag that is a cross between winning a trophy for participating in U-5 soccer and hot potato. I like when I get nominated for these things, … More Blog Tour: The Writing Process, or How To Own a Blog Worth $1449.
Gentlemen, Remember the good old days? The days when James Bond had a hairy back and nobody cared? When getting a hair cut took five minutes? Well, I fear those days are gone and we have now entered into the world where people seem to care about men and grooming. For most of us this … More Male Grooming Tips: Get a Spotter
One of the jobs of a writer is to take a moment and draw it out into the light and expand it into something new, something that other people have never noticed before, or something they overlooked. William Wordsworth called these moments Spots of Time (this isn’t exactly WW’s definition, but if you are a Wordsworth … More Spots of Time in an Internet Age
I can remember flying from Auckland, New Zealand, to Los Angeles in the smoking section of the airplane. Yes, Virginia, people used to smoke on airplanes. At that time, the entire world was filled with Don Drapers, lighting up wherever and whenever they wanted. If you didn’t smoke that was okay, you just had to … More Hey TSA, Let’s Ban CornNuts
“There is something funny going on with your hair.” This is not what one wants to hear when getting a haircut, but it was what I heard the last time I went to get one. I am not picky when it comes to getting my hair cut. I generally go to a place that is … More I don’t need a Phrenologist, I just got a bad haircut
Dear David Stern, Clay Bennett, and Fans of the Oklahoma Thunder, I watched the NBA playoffs last night. Seeing the Thunder getting knocked out brought joy to my heart. Yes, I am one of those bitter Sonics fans who will always support any team other than the Thunder (by the way, worst team name in … More The Curse of the Sonics
Like a pregnant woman who knows there is something out there that will meet her need, I occasionally have a hankering for some new music so I go to the iTunes store and try to fill the empty space. That’s right, I’m still buying music because I am so old-fashioned. Sometimes I find what I am … More What Happened to Chicago?
50 years is an arbitrary combination of moments and experiences that are significant because life is short. When I was young life seemed long and endless, a series of lengthy summers connected and lengthened only by the boredom of the school year. At that time in my life 50 years was a concept that didn’t … More 50th Anniversary: What’s the big deal?