I can honestly say in my 46 years on this planet I’ve not experienced anything quite like this Coronavirus pandemic. I mean, it’s not like living in some war-torn part of the world. And I’m not worried about mortars dropping in my front yard, or guerilla soldiers coming to my door forcing me to pledge […]Read More Hi. How Are You?
Man, this has been a weird summer. This is the first summer where it didn’t feel like a house with kids and two working parents. It’s felt like a house with adults and almost-adults doing adult things; like working, getting wisdom teeth removed, arguing, bickering, buying new appliances to replace broken ones, looking for a […]Read More Summertime Blues
Maybe it’s the fact that I’m on holiday, renting a home barely 15 feet from Lake Erie listening to the waves crash behind me, but I’m in a good place right now. Yesterday, after a 3 hour drive to Ann Arbor to take in some local burgers at Krazy Jim’s, hit up Underground Sounds for […]Read More Thom Yorke Announces New Dystopian Album ‘Anima’; I Rejoice
It’s amazing how things really come into perspective when your pretty simple existence is thrown into a frenzied uproar. The simplest and quietest moments are magnified in the millions when you don’t even have a place to rest your tired body in your own home after a day of work. We all fall prey to […]Read More Creature Comforts
Yeah, I’ve been out of commission the last week. I’m still alive and kicking, but it’s been one hell of a week. For starters, last Saturday I discovered my son’s box spring and mattress were infested with bed bugs. Yeah, they’re real. They’re not just the subject of some fun bedtime tag line you tell […]Read More Nature Wants To Kill Me
July 8th(Part One) Sitting poolside at the Vermilion, OH Holiday Inn Express and the chlorine is burning my nostrils. All the kids are happily dropping into the 5′ deep water like anvils in a tub of jell-o and they seem to be quite content to do this for the remainder of the day. I’m opting […]Read More Pizza, Beer, ‘n Rock and Roll : How I Spent My Summer Vacation
In an effort to make sure our children would have a great memory of this summer break(besides mom and dad getting drunk with grandma and grandpa in a hillbilly mansion in the woods), my wife had me buy some tickets to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio at the beginning of the summer. Well, […]Read More Summertime’s Last Hurrah