Archive for April 2013

High school high: what happens when I see my old friends

High school high: what happens when I see my old friends
Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with high school friends. Whenever I have that pleasure, I always return home feeling a glow that is different from typical happiness. It’s strangely euphoric. It’s just f’ing awesome. Despite high school growing farther and farther away from me (okay, 38 years away) being with those... Read more »

Man v Nature? Now it's man and nature v everything

It used to be that man v nature was man’s inability to control forces of nature and the havoc it can wreak. Unfortunately though as time passes the world seems to be more filled with man wreaking havoc right along with nature. It has become an increasingly frightening place. Within the last two weeks we... Read more »

Hope for the Cubs, from a Giants fan

Hope for the Cubs, from a Giants fan
Earlier in the week I wrote about the Chicago Cubs and how all we as fans have is hope. I received this wonderful response and would like to share it. So, my first guest post ever, courtesy of a San Francisco Giants fan, in support of our beloved Cubs. He writes: Dear Teppi Jacobsen, I... Read more »
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The Voice v American Idol - The Voice is the clear winner

The Voice v American Idol - The Voice is the clear winner
Way back when American Idol was in it’s infancy, I wouldn’t miss an episode for anything. It was so innovative, so new. With a first winner like Kelly Clarkson, the show seemed destined to just churn out superstar after superstar. Cut to present day and a change of judging panel with not so good ears... Read more »

The Chicago Cubs: Hope is all we'll ever have

The Chicago Cubs: Hope is all we'll ever have
Once upon a time I was an 11 year old kid who spent every waking moment possible at Wrigley Field. And I had the highest of hopes. Even after I watched them crumble in 1969 (thanks black cat), I had hope. Hope, hope, hope. That my friends is all any Cub fan has to hold... Read more »

Mean girls: why, why, why why, why

Mean girls: why, why, why why, why
Don’t get it. Don’t like it. Don’t like them. And realistically speaking, who does? Looking back over my life I can remember all too many mean girls that reveled in other girl’s miseries. The girls that loved to try making others feel inferior ¬†and in doing so, made themselves feel good. But that was when... Read more »
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Married 26 years today: how did that go so fast?

Married 26 years today: how did that go so fast?
On April 5, 1987 I married a man I really didn’t know very well. Well, I knew him but we’d only been together for six months and if you think that means you know someone —DING, DING, DING. Not possible. Today is April 5, 2013 and yes, now I know him. And my life is... Read more »