There’s something awfully strange with the world when anything having to do with¬†Married… with Children causes me to have a warm feeling in my heart. I was surprised this morning, then, when I saw a picture of the reunited cast of the series attending the occasion of actress Katey Sagal receiving a star on the… Read More


Between this week being our annual on-air fund-raiser at the radio station I work for and reading through a book on self-esteem that’s basically stirring up every emotion I’ve ever experienced in my entire life, I’ve been having a little trouble focusing on blogging recently. Since I already skipped yesterday, though, I figured I should… Read More


Is there any more demanding word in the English language than¬†and? Take this weekend, for example. My mother- and father-in-law graciously offered to watch my wife and I’s brood of five children (which includes our 1-year-old daughter) from Friday night until Sunday morning. We’ve had a recent stretch of dry weather where I live, so… Read More


I’ve shared a couple of songs here recently that held special meaning in my life and helped me navigate some of the darker times, and I’ve thought for a while about setting aside one post a week to shine a spotlight on more such songs. So, without further ado, welcome to the debut of “Tuneful… Read More


Okay, you got me. I fell for it. You got what you wanted. But that’s it. No more. I’m done. I, like many internet dwellers this morning, checked the Yahoo! homepage this morning to find a story trumpeting the following headline: “Newspaper runs headline referring to President Obama as N-word.” Thinking that no one with… Read More


“I hate a song that makes you think that you are not any good. I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing. Because you are too old or too young or too fat or too slim too ugly or too… Read More


One day, when I’m not so doggone tired, I’m going to devote some time here to Bill Mallonee, the extremely talented singer/songwriter from Athens, Georgia, who nearly single-handedly redirected my musical tastes with an album called Blister Soul, which was recorded under the moniker Vigilantes of Love. Today, however, is not that day, as I’ve… Read More


Every writer worth his or her salt is always on the lookout for the perfect metaphor. You know, something along the lines of “Life is like a box of chocolates…” … which is actually a simile … which might explain why I haven’t too many writing jobs lately. Anyway, whether I’m a decent writer or… Read More


When I was very young, I used to have this desire to show other kids little tips on how to do things better. You know, like keeping all your pencils in a pencil case instead of just having them rolling around your desk everywhere. The last memory I have of attempting to share one of… Read More


I do not like taking medicine. For one thing, obtaining medicine usually means making a trip to see a doctor of some sort, which usually means there’s something wrong with me, which usually makes me very unhappy. Beyond whatever is ailing me, nine times out of ten the medicine I receive causes me to feel… Read More