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We all should be the hero in the stories about ourselves.
We Come in Peace! (With a side of bratwurst)
We all have a story about our first apartment, and I am no exception.
Happy (Belated) New Year!
So … 2024
Merry Christmas, Mr. McClannahan
Beat Loneliness, Get a Friend
In 2022 there were about 50,000 suicides in the U.S. and about 53 percent of them were of men older that 55.
I can’t help but be fascinated about someone in Tuusula, Finland who has read everything on this little website of mine. It’s the same with another someone in Falkenstein, Germany.
A Perfect Day for Nothing
It’s Sunday, though, and Sunday is my day. It is the day of the week in which I have total control of my life.
That Time of the Year
What I like most, though, is that things happen in the fall. Of all the important dates in my life, many of them are marked from September through November.
It's Not a Date Until Someone Splits His Pants
By the time prom came around that April, I could count the actual number of dates I had gone on with one hand and still have fingers left over.
The Right Time, The Right Place
What truly sucks, though, is that when you are young you tend to think that every bright part of your life will remain the same.
We're All Neurodivergent Here
When I hear about another group of cohorts who feel they are being oppressed, I have a tendency to give an internal eye roll and think, “Oh, hell, what now?”
If You Could Burn Water ...
I’m not saying I’m better than anyone else. I just don’t like coffee.
The Truth May Not Be Out There
So, where is everybody?
Just A Little Time Off
A little time away is something I definitely recommend. It’s too bad we can’t all take an extended break every couple of years
So Many Problems, So Little Pie
Eating pie alone seems a lot like drinking alone, an indication of a deeper problem.
Lightness and Weight
A death tends to make us stop for a minute or two and contemplate our own lives.
Who Needs a Hammer?
The greatness of human beings is that we not only use tools, we also make them.
The Skies Aren't Looking So Friendly
I understand we are social creatures who will naturally divide ourselves into tribes, or communities, or families, or whatever you want to call them. Sometimes, though, you just don’t want to deal with people.
It's All Just A Game
In gaming, you can usually regenerate and keep playing. In the real life of climbing of the corporate ladder, there is not, fortunately, not a lot of death and destruction, but there is the equivalent – restructuring and layoffs.
To Be Or Not? What a Question
Helen had a face that launched a thousand ships, King Arthur had Guinevere, Romeo had Juliet and John Wick lost the puppy given to him by his dearly departed wife.
Keep It Simple, Stupid
Occam’s razor has had a long history of slapping me in the face and saying “Duh!”
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Everyone knows about the physical benefits, but we don’t think much about the mental benefits of going for a stroll.
Too Much of a Good Thing
Who hasn’t had this sentence run through their head: “That certainly didn’t work out the way I thought it would.”
Home Projects Build Character
I think I kind of looked like a fat turtle rolled over on his back, which was how I got a piece of carpet padding in my hair.