Here is what kids know that adults have forgotten

One afternoon, my son and I were in the backyard.  I think he was around four years old.  Our neighbor, who lives on the street before ours, has grandchildren. Their home sits at… Continue reading

I Can’t Take This Shit Anymore | Wash Your Mouth Out Wednesday

If you are offended by the word “shit,” or fecal euphemisms, take my advice and turn away now, because this post is literally full of shit. I have had a bit of a… Continue reading

Locked Away

We lost you twice. The first time was gradual. The last time, sudden. Expected, but quick. We visited you. You nodded in all the right places. You communicated but we did not understand.… Continue reading

The Transient Nature of Identity

I am on vacation and writing this on my iPod, so let’s hope it goes well. I have been thinking about this post for a couple of days now. Lots of time to… Continue reading

Next Week Comes Sooner Than You Think

Call this an inspirational post if you will, but it is being written as much for me as it is for you. I also have a friend in mind who could use a… Continue reading

A Post so Shallow, the Bottoms of Your Feet Won’t Get Wet

Do you see the picture of me here?  It is hideous. Yes, don’t try to placate me. It is. I was a nerd, apparently, and my school pictures never hid this fact. Lately,… Continue reading

Like Water for Hiccups | Wash Your Mouth Out Wednesdays

When I first announced on my blog that I would be doing this segment, I solicited ideas, and a good one came from my WordPress pal, Tom Nardone, whose hilarious blog can be… Continue reading

Foreign Aid | Wash Your Mouth Out Wednesdays (late)

Wednesday, I had this post prepared. But then I found out to my chagrin that the new version of this software doesn’t automatically save the drafts that are in progress. Ouch. So I… Continue reading

WordPress Doesn’t Automatically Save Drafts Any Longer?!

I have been working on my Wednesday installment intermittently all night. With the new format, I didn’t see a “save” button, but felt confident that the draft was being automatically saved. When I… Continue reading

Standing on the Periphery of the Freedom to Just Be

I began writing this post yesterday, and then was so excited when I saw tonight’s topic for Return of the Modern Philosopher’s Friday Night Think Tank: Freedom Edition.  I went ahead and changed into… Continue reading