We live in an era where the secret to popularity is being unpopular. Need I trot out the President of the United States as proof? The man is president precisely because he is unpopular. It’s what made him popular. There is a sizable portion of the electorate whose sole motivation for voting a particular way […]
My Life Is A Song #108
So much of this series is grounded in my past. Makes sense, I guess. I mean, it would be pretty incredible for me to relate a musical yarn from the future, unpublished song included. I’m nostalgic, not magical. But there is a pronounced bias in my writing towards my distant past, and that concerns me. […]
13 Bits of Advice for Future Stay At Home Dads
A few weeks from now I mark my ninth anniversary of being a stay-at-home dad, or SAHD if you’re really into horrible acronyms. That is damn near a decade! I’m also well past those demanding first years of my children’s lives, those years before the glorious respite that is grade school. The ones that society […]
I Am Obsolete
There is a moment when the last lingering doubt withers away and you are finally forced to accept that you no longer have the skills to resume a former career. An instant when evidence cuffs you upside the head and reality sharpens to pinpoint focus. It is not a pleasant moment but it is surprisingly […]
Where Are All The Women Repairmen?
If pornography has taught us one thing, besides the fact that women can be brought to orgasm by practically anything, it’s that lonely housewives and unsuspecting repairmen are the gin and tonic of carnal impropriety. Separately they are bitter, distasteful substances but put them together and panties are definitely coming off. I’ll offer up daytime […]
The Greatest Day of My Life!
Today is, unequivocally, the greatest day of my life. My first instinct was to qualify that remark with a spineless “thus far” but the greatness of this day sets the benchmark pretty damn high. Yes, events on some future day might surpass today in greatness but the odds are thinning as rapidly as the once […]