Monday Musing: The “I’s” Have It

The kids needed a ride into school this morning. On the way I tortured them by listening to NPR. Depending on the show, I can get away without too much eye-rolling. Car Talk sometimes makes the Catbird laugh, because those guys just have so much fun. Neither of them likes Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, […]

Be Careful What You Wish For and Flash Friday

So I’m once again skipping over a follow-up to last Friday’s post. I had it in my head what I was going to do as an encore while writing that one, but it feels too shaky to see the light of day right now. Instead I’ll muse over some things that have happened this week. […]

Sorry, You’re Wrong

Can an author be wrong about his own work? I ask in part because I overloaded on playoff hockey this weekend (Bruins live! Penguins, Red Wings, Canucks, out!) and never quite organized my thoughts enough to follow up on Friday’s post, but also because of a statement made by one of the people in my […]

Casual Misogyny

On April Fools’ Day, appropriately enough, I watched the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers square off in a heated late-season game with playoff implications. It got ugly, to the point where Flyers coach, Peter Laviolette (in the orange box) had to be restrained by his assistant, Craig Berube (and if you watched Berube play, you […]

Monday Musing: This and That

Well, how about that? I was just looking at my dashboard and realized that Friday’s post was #100! Funny how we put such emphasis on certain numbers, isn’t it? Anniversaries and birthdays that end in 0 or 5 get a lot of attention, and then there are the biggies: 25, 50 and 100. Sadly, #100 […]

Something in the Water?

I am liable to be all over the place today. We spent a couple days visiting the triplets (oh, my, three six-month old babies at once!) this week and spend five hours on the road yesterday coming home. Then I stayed up until 1 AM watching assorted hockey playoff games go into overtime. Ah, this […]

Things I Am Not

In my life I am and have been many things. Husband, father, brother, son. Friend, student, educator. Before my time is up I hope to experience many more things. One of the things I choose to call myself these days is a writer. I’ve had jobs in a variety of sectors, and those jobs have […]

And On I Go

One step done and another begunAnd I wonder how many miles? – Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia, New Speedway Boogie Do you play video games? I’m talking about the relatively simple ones where your objective is to clear the screen, a game like Bejeweled or Zuma, or, going way back, Space Invaders or Pac Man. Those games […]

No Alphabet for Me

Remember back in the flush and excitement of the New Year? It seemed everyone in the blog world was posting about all their resolutions. So did I. I did two different posts on resolutions, one on my writing for the year, the other for the blog. As we close out the first quarter of the […]