True Confessions

This one’s gonna hurt because I really don’t like opening up like this, but it’s something that I have to do. I am fat.  Not overweight, or out of shape, though I certainly am those things too. But, truth be told, I’m fat. And I have to really admit that and stop embracing it or […]


I have to admit that up until the last couple of weeks, I’d never really realized that prom night for your children is a marker in the developmental timeline of your kids. But it is. It’s the first “grown up” date that your child will go on. Their first formal affair built entirely around them. […]


We survived yet another blast of snow last night–about 4 or so inches of heavy, wet, slushy stuff. I was out with a friend last night, and walked through Dinkytown to the car, and found that my feet were soaking wet by the time I got there because the snow was more slush than actual […]


Yes kids, conclusive proof that I’m the talentless hack in the household… So, for the three of you out there who haven’t seen the videos on Facebook, I’ll bring them to you here, but first the setup, so you know what this was all about. The kids are heading off to our family’s favorite state–Wyoming–this […]


I don’t even know where to start. I mean, in one week, the headlines have circled around a bombing, a fertilizer plant explosion, Margaret Thatcher’s funeral, Pat Summerall’s death, and now this today? An obscene amount of wet, slushy snow that goes further to show that winter is never going to let us out of […]

Prom, First Drives and Taxes

What a 24 hours, eh? I filed out taxes last night, because, when you owe money come tax time, why bother sending it off to them any sooner than necessary, right? But that was after heading to the mall and actually standing in line to reserve a tuxedo for Patrick for prom. And it was […]

Tragedy and Questions

These things just never seem to stop, and it just rattles your sense of security and shakes your faith in humanity. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that we were mourning those souls lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School at the hands of a deeply disturbed individual. And here again, we’re mourning something horrific […]

The Occasional Movie Review

Tonight’s movie is A Late Quartet about the members of a string quartet, which, like the lives of its members, is facing a time of transition. For those who find slow movies boring, you can just tune away now. This is most definitely not for you. For those who find the thought of a deep metaphorical character […]


Ever feel like you’ve just walked into a room and all of the furniture has been moved around since the last time you were there? Yep. That’s going on here. This page you’re looking at is the first WordPress theme that I’ve designed myself. With the help of some software, some hand-coding (okay, not a […]

Addition Notes

Things are expanding and changing around here, as promised. I’ve dropped a couple of posts into a new Tumblr blog which you can get to by using my own vanity address (I just like the sound of having something to which the vanity tag can be attached…). I’ll have a link from the homepage at […]