The past week has been, well, thought provoking to say the least. Earlier in the week I learned that a former office mate was killed in a car accident. While I didn’t know him other than as the always smiling Masters student who shared an office with me, his sudden death was a shock. He […]Read more "Choosing My World"
I am a giant ball of sloth deep fried in boiling liquid gluttony. That’s right folks, twice the deadly sins for the price of one. I’m what you’d call a bargain1. At least, that’s how I feel after today’s meal. Seriously, I should have worn my eating-pants, or perhaps clothed myself in the finest dining-tarp […]Read more "Twice As Deadly, Not Nearly As Furry"
In the event that you’ve somehow forgotten, today is Mother’s Day. For those of you that have forgotten and have a mom that should be called, I suggest that you get on the horn and wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. You’ve got a few minutes left before you’re in the ‘bad’ or ‘neglectful child’ […]Read more "Hey Mama"
Yesterday I received a phone call from my Dad. It went something like this: Dad: By the way, I had to take your mother to the hospital today because of chest pain. Me: A short moment of stunned silence where I processed this little nugget of slap-me-in-the-face reality and what it could mean, while at […]Read more "Holy Expletive-ing Hell"
Sometime last year – early November to be somewhat more specific – I received a text from Rick about a new and wonderful adventure. That adventure was ice-climbing. On receiving the text, it took me all of about a millisecond to respond with a resounding hells ya. Well, flash forward a few months – basically just […]Read more "The Shenaniganning Continues"
In a few short weeks some of us will be getting over the first wave of holiday gluttony (also known as Christmas), perhaps by loosening our belts, or deciding to sport jogging pants for a solid week because they are just so “comfy” and not because our other pants have mysteriously shrunk. We’ll also be […]Read more "Look Out! It’s Almost The Future"
It’s Saturday night and I’m sitting at the hospital with my brothers Sandy, and Aidan, and my sister-in-laws Becky, and Shannon. Bernie is sound asleep down the hall (thank you sedatives, morphine, and a healthy brew of other pharmacological treats), thankfully oblivious to the machines that go bing, and hopefully dreaming about something more exciting than […]Read more "Saturday Night Reunion"