Monthly Archive: August 2012

Vacation Hijack

Have you ever had one of those days?   I can promise you that you’ve never had one like the five of us had.   Around 6:30 this morning, as we’re all asleep in our hotel room, there was an insistent, authoritarian-sounding knock at our hotel door. For a brief moment, I tried to recall if I asked the desk...

Politics Are Stupid and Poopy – A Commentary

It’s primary night, and I’m not voting. This is for a whole variety of reasons, including there not being one meaningful race in my district where my vote will sway the outcome in any way.   But one reason is as follows below: What follows here is a commentary on the whole of politics in this season and several in...

Now What?

Over the course of about the last week or so, I’ve managed somehow to catch up completely with all of the TV shows I watch–or at least all of the TV shows that I actively pay attention to.   I finished up this past season of Mad Men last weekend, finally seeing what all of the hubbub was over Joan, Jaguar,...

Lists

Thanks to all–on varying platforms–for your well wishes for me and my family. Much appreciated.   It’s funny, though, how life continues for the world even when someone you love dies. I was at work yesterday and today, feeling a bit detached and in a fog yesterday. But today was back to near normal.   Around here, it’s full steam...

Loss

One thing about age is that I think it’s an automatic license to impart wisdom to people. Sure, there’s the cliché stuff, but if you get the right person, sometimes the right things come out and trickle into your life. It’s just up to you to listen and accept it.   One such giver of wisdom was my grandfather. He...

Birthdays

Thanks to all for the birthday wishes this past weekend. It’s not often you turn 43, so thanks for making it special!   In honor of being that much older, I’ve been taking it easy on these entries the last couple of days. I should be back from a little break tomorrow.   See you tomorrow.

Birthday

40! My wonderful, amazing, beautiful wife is 40 today!   Happy birthday, Jenni!   I love you.

Scraping

It’s been a quiet week, or at least fairly uneventful, so I’m finding myself kind of at a loss for things to write about.   Jenni and the kids have had three nights of vacation bible school at church, so the cat and I have been batching it for a couple of hours right after work. Which is nice, except...

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