I Had a Dream…

It wasn’t up there with Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream…” but fortunately it wasn’t down there with a Steven King type of dream either. 🙂 Over the years, I’ve always been a very active dreamer. I attribute this to hearing the story of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod about 50 bazillion times as a … Read more

I Know I Can Get Through Today

Remember that old commercial, where the poor lady cried out, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”? It was a meme before memes were a thing. You laughed at the commercial. I laughed at the commercial. We all laughed at the commercial. We probably shouldn’t have, but we did. Everyone mocked the company. It … Read more

It Was Never About the Big Screen

I’ve always been a gadget guy. New tech? Oh yeah. Something shiny? For sure. Early, early adopter? Guilty as charged. That new-fangled Video Cassette Recorder thing, the one with the 25-foot-long wired remote, circa 1983? Yeah, got it. Looking back, it’s embarrassing to think what I paid for it, but hey, it was new tech … Read more

I Swore it Would be Different for My Kids

I learned of some tragic news recently, and the more I think about it, the angrier I become. Look, I fully understand that sometimes people suck. The real issue is when people you should be able to trust, who should be staunchly in your corner, fail you miserably. Important preface. Two things, really. First, I’m … Read more

So Much for Friendly Family Game Night

The calm before the storm. The moment we’re all still committed to a friendly, family game night. Then bang! Melanie goes all out ruthless capitalist, ripping our faces off for the chance to dominate the entirety of the Monopoly Baseball world. Making shrewd “deals we can’t refuse” out of nowhere, creating havoc and destruction and … Read more

An Absolute Joy in Reflection

As life goes on, the simple moments in your past become more meaningful, and the difficult times that seemed monumental at the time become less relevant. I like that. If we could only realize and understand that at the time they were happening. Think about how much more joy we would have in whatever time … Read more

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