Archive for January 2016

McDonald’s, can we get one more mozzarella stick?

In my hometown, there were two distinct restaurant roads. We had “Fast Food Lane” by the high school with McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Arby’s and ol Long John Silver’s. By the mall, there was “Nice Dinner Avenue” with Damon’s, Fazoli’s, Bennigan’s, Applebee’s and Logan’s Roadhouse. A date on Fast Food Lane carried different weight versus... Read more »

Am I reacting properly

The original plan was to write this post at the peak of the Starbucks Christmas cup controversy. That two or three week Facebook firestorm was the perfect “Reactions” case study. It started out simple, some people were upset to see Merry Christmas taken off, feeling this was yet another attempt to ultimately turn Christmas into... Read more »

My Sunday affair at the Catholic church

Growing up in Midland, Michigan, there were at least 100 churches for a population of only 40,000 people. Midland has the nickname, “City of Beautiful Churches” and with that title, it’s not so much, “Are you a Christian?” as it is, “What type of Christian are you?” We had a Baskin-Robbins level of variety, enough branches to... Read more »