Dana Schutz painting Open Casket Controversy

Dana Schutz painting Open Casket Controversy
There is controversy over a painting titled “Open Casket”.  It is of Emmett Till lying in an open casket that is being exhibited at the Whiteny Biennial, the renowned exhibition of American art at the Whitney Museum in New York.  The controversy stems from the subject matter of the painting and the race of the... Read more »

The Hazing of Delta Alpha Delta

The Hazing of Delta Alpha Delta
Prepare yourself some tired clichés and gigantic understatements.  Fatherhood is the best thing that can happen to a man, it’s also the most challenging.  Fatherhood, and motherhood, is a lot of work, it’s messy, disgusting at times and can test the patience of Mother Teresa.  But it’s all good, it’s great.  From the lowest lows... Read more »

The Keeper of the Mighty Flame of Kingsford is Going to Battle

The Keeper of the Mighty Flame of Kingsford is Going to Battle
I’m not sure when it happened or how it started but the boys are turning into picky eaters.  There is no reason for it at all.  We aren’t picky eaters at all, his parents.  More so myself, I’ll try anything once, I’m and adventurous eater.  If there is something on a menu that I’ve never... Read more »
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In the Deception Lies the Genius

Remember that argument you had with mom/dad when you were a ball of self-centered hormonal rage? When you  knew what was wrong with everything but didn’t have the platform or the desire to tell the world how wrong and stupid it was, the argument that you for sure won.  The one where dad or mom... Read more »

Everyone pees in the shower, you're all gross

Everyone pees in the shower, you're all gross
Every day I wake up and take a shower.  It’s part of the waking up process, its work time; it’s a task and mildly enjoyable if for the only reason that the kids are still asleep and not acting like animals.  By this time in life, maybe long before, cleaning oneself is a chore to... Read more »

Curing the common cold with produce

So far this winter has been mild, especially when held up next to last winter’s kick to the frozen peas.  It has been grand.  But it is still winter and it does get cold and people spread their germs freely and there is not one among us safe from colds and runny noses.  Case in... Read more »
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Used ultrasound to find out the sex of #1, do we use it for #2?

Used ultrasound to find out the sex of #1, do we use it for #2?
The wife is pregnant with kid number 2.  I never want to bury the lead. This is not really breaking news to most around us as we made the annoucement at Vlad’ first birthday party in May.  In this time of instant news and information spreading like a VD in Bangkok this is tantamount to... Read more »

Rock Lobster and a rock star baby

Rock Lobster and a rock star baby
I’ve been working third shift for the last 6 months, it’s not preferred but it’s my reality for now so one does what one can.  This reality allows me a guilty pleasure; day drinking.  I am day drinking as I type and jamming out to Rock Lobster by the B-52’s.  That was reason enough to... Read more »

There are dark days ahead. Dark brown potty training days

There are dark days ahead.  Dark brown potty training days
There has been a terrible and sizemic shift in the attitudes and behaviors in and around my house and it is most unsettling.  There are those that have began to dabble in a dirty, if not deadly, game that is most foul.  A game so nauseating that primal instincts that lead us, as human beings,... Read more »
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To dog or not to dog; the decision

To dog or not to dog; the decision
When last I wrote, I wondered blogwise if I should get a dog.  Having always had a dog until recently now seems like a good time to rekindle a love affair long on hold.  In the post I shared a conversation that I had with family about whether or not it was a good idea... Read more »