This will be posted on the morning of 4/18, also known as our wedding anniversary. It has been nine years since we got married, although we’ve been together for about 13.5.I seem to post the following on a regular basis, probably every year, every time we have another anniversary either for our wedding or our…… Continue reading Love in the Time of Internet Dating
A month ago I wrote a blog post about my rocky relationship with whiskey, which stemmed from habitual drinking and an inability to relax. The post went up last week, as you read this.In those three weeks, I have managed to tame my habit, although it hasn’t been easy. I decided to set a schedule…… Continue reading Me and my friend whiskey redux
I spent a lot of time today thinking about writing this. This is what I do, right? When I need to express myself I write about it. I completely fail at verbalizing my feelings. I just lack that ability. But writing? Writing I can do. I can write about how I feel.It’s a little intimidating,…… Continue reading Happy birthday to my favorite person in the world
I’m going to end up writing this in two parts. I say that as if it’s unusual, but it’s not, since I normally write blog posts over the course of many days. It is rare, however, for me to know exactly how many times I will return to a post.I’m going to write this in…… Continue reading So This Is the New Year: 2018 Edition
I suppose it’s rare in this day and age to have enlightening, intellectually stimulating conversations with people who hold different beliefs than you. But it happened. And it has stuck with me.The person I was talking to is a Christian, a liberal Christian, who was raised in the faith and who has built her life…… Continue reading I had a really great conversation about Jesus
The first concert I ever attended was at Kent State University. It was a double bill, with Tesla and Great White. Some band called Badlands opened. Shut up. It was the 80’s.I remember that I didn’t wear my glasses because I thought I might lose them and probably because I thought they were severely uncool,…… Continue reading Live! Music!
I could say that becoming a father has made me more keenly aware of what a huge problem toxic masculinity is in our society. I could also say that it’s hard not to think about it given that our current president is the poster boy. But the reality is that it’s something I’ve battled with…… Continue reading Joss Whedon, Role Models, and Toxic Masculinity
If you will indulge me for just a minute, I am going to briefly mention something about the television show Gossip Girl, but you should be used to that from me by now.I rather unabashedly enjoyed Gossip Girl. It had two things going for it from the start: it was produced by OC/Chuck creator Josh…… Continue reading I’ve said too much.
I really am.I don’t mean artist as in a person who draws things. I mean artist as in person who creates art.Periodically, I think about artists who seem to operate on a different plane of existence than the rest of us. You know the people I’m talking about: the ones who seem unable to think…… Continue reading I’m the worst artist
I’ve met a lot of writers.I only know that they are writers because they tell me they are writers and they only tell me that they are writers because they have just learned that I’m a writer. And I’ve written most of these people off as dabblers.Let’s face it, in the internet age there are…… Continue reading Curse of the Dabbler