The Pact

  I believe that birds make pacts with our dogs when they build their nests in our yard. The dogs...

Yeah, That’s My Kid

My children constantly surprise me. Last month when we were visiting Walt Disney World we splurged and let them play...

weapon of choice

to what end, all this rushing around and dominating the competition? gold? this is man’s destiny? to hoard gold and...

How to Make a Great Ad

When I broke into advertising, I was all about the high concept stuff that left an impact on people. Creating...

Would You Be Upset In Belize?

Life is hard enough without having to deal with bad drivers who don’t use their turn signals. And it’s more...

The Window

The window is constantly shutting. It does not care about your five year plan. Opportunities to live appear in every...

Ants

  What if we are all really just ants? Slaves to the machine. Blinded by conformity of the way things...

Dustin Pedroia is the Reason I Love Baseball

Make no mistake, I’m no fan of the Boston Red Sox. I used to like them back in the day...

They Only Jog in Rich Neighborhoods

Angels constantly swirl around me. Some are beautiful. Some are violent. Some have bad teeth. They protect me from those...

A Letter to America

  Dear All Dogmatic American Party Liners, We Unaffiliated American voters are pissed off at what you’ve done to our...

A Little Advice

I don't like giving advice. In fact, I hate it. It's not that I don't like helping people, there are...

Finding Neverland: A Story of Belize

This year my family took its summer vacation to the Central American nation of Belize.

3 Ways to Save Humans in America

You are what you eat. It’s an idiom kids in the 70s grew up with that made us think about...

Bump

I used to know a guy named Bump. He was a metal worker in my dad’s sheet metal shop. Bump...

Dear Parents, Do Better

In 2001 I became a parent. I chose to become a parent. But like everyone else who is a parent...

excitement builds like the dropping of the ball on new year’s eve except the ball is much brighter and times square stretches across the continent – gentlemen in power ties break from their power offices to don cheap sunglasses and stare…

sizzling yellow summer sky beach balls on blistering sand worries like butterflies floating on the breeze heaven in a season shattered by clenched fists beating down the glass wall that separates rage from logic law and reason *** This is…

The roaring river slows to a trickle amid long days when rage rises up flooding your soul drowning everything else out. – And yet, they wait just out of reach— the promise of a sunrise. This is the seventeenth poem…

The confidence of a teenage girl hangs from a long strand of silk that makes its way through bustling high school hallways all the way home where it is cut loose so she can be herself in a place she…

Sometimes I stop and look around and wonder why we do it For the 80 years we’re blessed with walking the earth why do we care so passionately about things – Our lifetimes are a speck on the timeline of…

At the grocery store with all its plastic food and marketing light pushing a cart following my wife keeping the oblivious zombies stocking up for the week at arm’s distance thinking how hard it is sometimes just to get through…