Archive for May 2014

10 things that suck, part 4

10 things that suck, part 4
There are things that suck in life. Little things. Big things. Annoying things. (First world things, certainly, but still.) And now, from a cranky old guy’s very, very long list of things that suck: the next 10 things that suck: 31. Open-mouthed yawners You know we can see you, right? When you ratchet open your... Read more »

The most amazing blog post ever will blow your mind!!

The second to last paragraph will knock your socks off! There’s a lot more hype out there on the Internet lately, more than usual. I know everyone’s vying for your eyeballs on their tweets and pins, snapchats and landing pages but every meme can’t be awesome. Every blog post can’t be the most amazing blog... Read more »

The Emily Tree: marking life’s milestones

The Emily Tree: marking life’s milestones
When our oldest was in kindergarten they sent her home from school with a branch from a pine tree, a cutting, nothing more than a twig, really, with a few needles sticking out. It had a note, if I remember correctly, comparing the twig to our young children: something schmaltzy about growing tall and strong... Read more »
Advertisement:

Downsizing: 10 things I won’t do again

Downsizing: 10 things I won’t do again
My family and I are downsizing… We’re selling our current home, the one we’ve lived in the past 16, 17 years— a personal record so far —the only house my youngest son has ever known. The move has, so far, been monumental, life changing, herculean task with, seemingly, no end in site. Our current house... Read more »

Grading on a curve: is America getting dumber?

Grading on a curve, you may remember from school, is when your teacher “adjusts” everyone’s test scores to better match the intelligence level of the class. Maybe no one got an “A” on a strict 90/80/70 grading scale. Maybe the highest score was only an 86. So, does that mean everybody ought to study harder... Read more »