The Pact

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

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...

When I was in the Air Force a million years ago, we routinely trained for a range of wartime scenarios. Chemical warfare. Nuclear. Biological. We’d go round-the-clock for a few days every month, never knowing what they’d throw at us…

Thanks to COVID-19, you’ve been thrust into accepting that you don’t control everything. Here’s how to take it back.

I love music. And live music has been a thing for me since I was a boy. The intimacy with the artists. The energy of the crowd. It sucks not having that option as the COVID-19 virus makes its way…

There’s only one way we get through CAV19, together.

I am not afraid.  I am in awe.  I’m in awe of nature. I’m in awe of science.  And I’m in awe of the power of love.  I’m walking around right now too amazed to be afraid. No, I don’t…

Last week I took my old dog on a 500 mile trip to see my daughter at college. I spent a lot of time thinking about why we care about dogs so much.