The Awkward Embrace
I consider myself an open, outgoing and friendly person. I can engage in a healthy and interesting discourse with the best of them. I’m not one for small talk and simple discussions about the weather or how the local sports teams may be faring. I hold doors for women and put others before myself. I was raised to mind my manners, speak clearly and be cordial towards others. Yet there is this one...
We had already had a cat for a few months now when my wife was taken over by one of her many brilliant (sarcasm) ideas that she thinks the new cat was lonely and needed a friend around the house since we were gone quite frequently with work and school during the day. I tried to explain how, being a cat, I’m sure it was quite self sustaining and really, it’s a tiny apartment and she (the cat) was...
“Her sweat soaked body pinned to the bed, in breathy pants she moaned my name again and again…I didn’t have the heart to tell her my name wasn’t Antonio”
The richest man in the cemetery
Steve Jobs never raised the stakes. He was the stake. True genius is never noticed until it has gone. Enjoy eternal retirement. Heaven already is gleaming and adorned in white for your arrival.
Be careful going in search of adventure it’s ridiculously easy to find– William Least Heat Moon
Rose Revisited- The ocean swam me
originally posted to Facebook 2-16-2008- Someone might make the assumption that they are swimming in the ocean. That however is far from the truth; you are but a pebble rolled along with its mighty current and it will toss you and batter you and leave you breathless and vomiting up its salty brine. Leaving you exhausted and weary, crawling in vain towards the hot sandy refuge of the wind swept...
In my mr. Mom mode tonight I learned the amount of time it takes for a hot dog to detonate in the microwave.
Ever have that dream where a breathless, smoldering and war torn soldier from the future materializes from a sudden temporal rift in your bedroom to tell you “it’s all your fault!” and then immediately disappears? Makes you wonder if he had the wrong address.
The potential perfect sports storm
I was tossing some dialogue back and forth with my co-worker and we came to the skin tingling realization that if everything continues along this positive path, Wisconsin could be looking at a repeat superbowl champion, a world series champion, a college football national champion and not to forget potential MVP’s in both baseball and football. This may never happen again so forgive my pause...
Tell me dog, why do you sit stalwart in the driving rain? What gives you purposeful wait to endure the rain and the wind? Do you know anything better? Do you enjoy the refreshing wetness of abundant life spattered across your face or does your eloquent nose detect scents deeper than that of the petrichor of the first fallen drops? Your nose gives a slight wriggle searching for a scent as...