March 13, 2023

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Zen and The Art of Outline Maintenance

But why? Why did it bother me? Sure, I always outline. (okay, generally not blog posts and, yes, I recognize the irony). My approach in writing is always I want to know exactly where I’m going, and I want to be wrong.

In other words, respect the arc and ending, but hope to have moments of inspiration that surprise and grow the narrative.

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December 7, 2020


“I’m Sorry, Did I F***ing Stutter When I Said To Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding?”

Right now, we’re just a couple of guys, standing on the porch on a snowy night, talking about pudding. But make no mistake, fail to produce some figgy pudding and we will burn your god damn life to the ground.

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July 15, 2020


It Was The Best of Times, It Was The Worst of Times, It Was the Timiest of Times

Something I tell my students is that at each point in my life so far, there’s been something about that stage that’s been the best it’s ever been, and something that been the hardest. And the challenge was to not forget the best stuff. So here’s the short version of the best and the worst, […]

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July 9, 2020


A Reflection on my 50th Birthday

There is a peace that comes from beginning to see closed doors as resolution, instead of loss. And in the happiness at what is, Instead of the fury at what is not.  And it isn’t that time seems short, but rather It has become tangible. Like you could Reach out And Touch it, if only you could find Your god damn glasses.  Because apparently your […]

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January 1, 2017


17 New Year’s Resolutions For 2017:

Resolutions For 2017 1. Eat entire sandwich, get “I finished the Heart-Buster” shirt and face on Wall Of Fame. 2. Finish “Resolutions For 2016” (note to self – probably exclude #3: Finish “Resolutions For 2015”). 3. Learn in-laws’ names. 4. Say “President Trump” out loud without getting vertigo, shaking and/or suddenly thinking I smell burnt toast. […]

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June 9, 2016


What’s Hot & What’s Not This Summer!

Most popular cocktails for summer Mojito Cosmopolitan Margarita Least popular cocktails for summer Brocco-tini Beef Nog Listerine & Tonic Most popular ice cream flavors Vanilla Chocolate Butter Pecan Least popular ice cream flavors Chutney Fudge Swirl Uncooked Pork Explosion Ben & Jerry’s “Does This Smell Like It’s Gone Bad To You?” Most popular family vacation […]

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March 14, 2016


Byronic Man 2016: A Candidate He, Personally, Can Believe In

So this year’s presidential campaign is obviously insane.  I think we all keep waiting for it to get sane, and the waiting only makes us crazier.  I needed a candidate I could believe in.  And after an exhaustive search, I’ve found me!  Me: a candidate I believe in. And so should you.  Why? When I […]

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January 11, 2016


Limping Toward Glory. Or At least Toward ‘Not Limping.’

At the start of 2015 I said that 2014 was the year I found out I couldn’t do it all. So humbled. So wizened. Then came 2015. The year I found out, apparently, I can’t do anything. Oof. Rough one. If the year was a race, as I hobbled across the finish line to 2016 […]

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