Thought for a Friday

The bottom line: if your wife isn’t mad at you, you’re just not fishing enough. from The Steelhead Rules by Tom “T.J.” Nelson … and folks wonder how I manage to remain so delightfully single.

A long day’s journey into night

I sat at my desk at work today looking out the window every chance I got. Things were casting shadows out there and it was all I could do not to go out and cast a shadow myself along with it all. I’m taking the first of two weeks of unpaid vacation next week; yeah, […]

Pink cowboy boots

She took the butter knife and shoved it into the boxes with glee.  Her force had power in the world, power enough to seperate the glue that held the flaps of the boxes shut.  She smiled at the pile of boxes she’d opened and smiled to her mom taking the opened boxes and smiled at […]

It’s kind of like that

It’s kind of like there’s this box with grandma’s mug in it and every once in a while you look inside at what it is now and what it isn’t.  And it all comes rushing back to you and you look at the pieces of it knowing it will never be whole again, never be […]

Thought for a Monday

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885)


A new year, another long list of things at which to fail for most people.  I broke with tradition this year.  Normally I would resolve to not make any resolutions (at which, of course, I immediately fail by resolving to not resolve).  I did however make one resolution: I hereby resolve to spend more time […]

Thought for a Monday

As you journey through life take a minute every now and then to give a thought for the other fellow. He could be plotting something. – Hagar the Horrible

Thought for a Monday

Of those who say nothing, few are silent. – Thomas Neill

Family Traditions

We all absorb those things we are exposed to in our youths.  For good or bad, they weave themselves into our mortal coil and we carry these traditions along with us as we go forward and perhaps pass them along to others. I sent my Christmas cards out this year but forgot to put a […]

1st Annual Powertool Pumpkin Carving Party

The premise was good: open up my garage to a bunch of friends and have them unleash powertools on Fall’s bounty. I’d have to say that it was a rousing success and that a good time was had by all.  First announced almost a month ago, it was met with a great deal of enthusiasm.  […]