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...

Election eve Dusk settles in Leaves fall outside the window War Pigs plays in the headset This is not America This is the company store Oh lord, yeah

To my family spread out across the South along the Gulf of Mexico, As you know, the nation is going to the polls tomorrow to elect, among other things, the President of the United States. I know you’ll vote, you…

With respect to my daughter, I removed this post. But here’s the point–don’t rush your kids into adulthood. They will get there quickly enough. And they’ll never get to go back. (And no, my daughter isn’t in any kind of…

You’ve seen it a million times already–in their recent Presidential debate, Clinton was ripping into Trump when Trump muttered to the camera, “Such a nasty woman.” It was a stupid thing to say for obvious reasons, but had he changed…

My oldest daughter stayed home sick today. She’s never in her life been sickly, but recently she’s shown some signs. It started in early August, as she entered tenth grade, with a cold that morphed into bronchitis. She’s an honor student on an…

The Cubs are in the World Series for the first time since 1945. Congratulations are definitely in order and celebrations by long-suffering fans are absolutely justified. But lost in the jubilation in the streets of America’s third-largest city is the…