Archive for March 2013

Same Ol' Song and Dance

I wake up every morning around 5. Could be 4:45. Could be 5:15. No alarm clock. I’m not waking up for good— bright and chipper, ready to face another day. I’m just getting up to take a pee. Every morning, same thing. It’s not 10 times a night, like in bladder control drug commercials, not... Read more »

I am Ironman

I do the laundry in our house. I’d like to say it was purely out of a sense of duty to help my wife shoulder some of the burden of running a household, blah, blah, blah, all that noble stuff… It is. It’s a chore that needs doing and I do it, once a week.... Read more »

Live to Work or Work to Live?

You have to love your job, right? Your job should fulfill you. That thing you do, that place you go, that place that gets eight, ten hours of your life every day in exchange for whatever you and your boss decided an hour of your life is worth… That should complete you, right, like Renée... Read more »

Do you TiVo?

I don’t own TiVo. I think I might be the last person in the country who doesn’t. We had it in the house once. Someone gave it to us, I think, but I gave it away. I had an actual DVD recorder that we used for a while and, before that, a VCR. But I... Read more »

Only as old as you feel, right?

“Your problem is quite common for someone your age.” I get that a lot lately, mostly from doctors. This time it was my ophthalmologist connecting my latest ailment with the latest turn of the page on my personal calendar. I came to her office because my eyes were filled with what could best be described... Read more »