Archive for 2012
Christmas has come and passed, bringing forth a week of excitement toward the new year, 2013. Christmas is a time for family and reflection. Reflect on self, reflect on the past, present, and future. Plenty of individuals use the new year to make amends, to rid bad habits, develop good habits, reach for self-made promises,... Read more »
‘Twas the night before Armageddon, when all through the shelter, Not a person was moving, only all feeling a swelter, The canned foods and dried fruit sat quietly in the 3,000 sq. ft. pantry, And radioactive jumpsuits waiting by the readied gantry. The paranoid sat, snug in their folding chairs, With images of blazing asteroids... Read more »
Gun owners defend their right to own a gun using the Second Amendment. Victims of gun violence have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – as do all Americans. But I pose a simple question of the supposed “altruistic utopian” that American paints for itself: As a gun owner, do you... Read more »
Brain Farts Forgetting a belt. Or missing a loop. Not zipping up the zipper post-bathroom activities. Not having money for a cab (and convincing the cabbie you love Muslims and would never try this). Forgot a button on the shirt (or blouse – not that we mind about the blouse). Coffee spill from tipping the... Read more »
July 4th, our Independence Day, passed. Our nostalgic selves aimed our eyes upward as the crackling of a million fireworks lit up the American skies this past week. We wore our red, our white and our blue as a tribute to American flag and our nation. For the 15 minutes of fireworks, we probably forgot... Read more »
If you are one of the eight people (my mother and wife included) that reads my blog, you’ll probably predict a satirical entry given the headline. Ding, ding, ding! As the news unfolds in the “Ricketts vs. Ricketts” debacle surrounding the family’s hypocrisy, I notice a more thrilling problem. An awkward problem. Perhaps, an issue... Read more »
Last week my wife and I returned home on a United Airlines flight from Phoenix to Chicago. I attended a wedding the previous evening and still had a general queasiness churning my stomach. Not an out of control hangover, more of a dehydrated (Arizona air generously taught me), danced-out, screamed-out state of body and mind – pure exhaustion. Needless... Read more »
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