- Seattle, Washington,
- August 28
- I'm a middle-aged dad, clinging to my daughters' waning youth and my sanity.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The "This Day in History"
March 04, 2014 03:12PM
- Is OCD Creepy?
February 26, 2014 01:13PM
- Thanksgiving With the Doctor.
February 22, 2014 12:30PM
- I'd like the racism hoagie
please. Sure, the twelve-inch.
February 16, 2014 05:02PM
- Why I Hate Valentine's Day
February 14, 2014 06:27PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Good point, Kosher. My
February 26, 2014 07:31PM
- “Jackie, there may be a
few items I left off the
February 26, 2014 07:18PM
- “Lyle, I never realized
you had a commenting
February 26, 2014 04:44PM
- “Zanelle, I knew a lot of
very cool sorority people
way, but the whole
February 15, 2014 03:33PM
- “Oh, by the way, are you
moving to Seattle?”
February 15, 2014 02:54PM
Reflections of a shallow pond's Links
- MY LINKS
"Hi, guys I'm home."
It was just after 1:00 AM. We always ask our teenager to duck her head into our bedroom door when she comes home, and it never ceases to put my mind at ease and facilitate a far more restful parental slumber.
"Can I go watch s/
Wow, finally. After forty-two years as supreme ruler of the nation of Libya, after scores of shady undertakings and downright murder, Colonel Moammar Gadhafi has succumbed to the same violence he nonchalantly doled out since clamping down on the dictatorial reins in 1969.
My Dear Daughters,
You're each growing up so very fast. I'd like to discuss a subject with you before my opportunity to address it has evaporated.
What I'm talking about isn't new; in fact, this conversation has undoubtedly been waged over thousands of years among millions of/… Read full post »
Prepare yourself. Here comes Captain Analogy again, swooping down to spin yet another unsolicited parable.
When you played soccer as a kid, do you remember a conditioning drill where everyone jogged around the field in a straight line? The player in the back of the line sprinted to the front,… Read full post »
I'm home sick today.
No, not homesick, like when your parents make you stay with Grandma and Grandpa while they go to Vegas for a week, and Grandma thinks, for whatever reason, that you love tomato juice and salted green pepper chunks with every meal, and you pray silently and… Read full post »
Arch West died last week. He was ninety-seven.
If we were to play twenty questions, there's a decent chance you'd go oh for twenty in exhuming the treasure for which Mr. West is responsible.
A little back story: West and his family, on a trip to Mexico during the Sixties,/… Read full post »
Shortly after firing manager Ozzie Guillen with only two games remaining in the 2011 season, the Chicago White Sox appointed bench coach Joey Cora to act as manager for the team's… Read full post »
What do you think?
Are those not two of the most pissed off cartoon birds you've ever seen? Chicken and stars, they look mad.
As irritated as he looks, a salty cardinal doesn't exactly get my knees a knockin' the way a bear or lion might. And what's… Read full post »
It's happening all around us.
An entrenched attribute of our popular culture, it's enveloping our world with greater frequency every day.
The New York football Giants are the most recent purveyors of this behavior. Last Monday night, in an attempt to sidetrack the St. Louis Rams' no-huddle/… Read full post »
"Mom, can we go on the rides now?"
"Umm...in a little while. We're going to the craft pavilion first. Your dad wants to see the model airplanes and bottle cap collections and I want to look at the quilts."
"Then can we go on the rides?"
"Well, then we're going to… Read full post »
I've learned that, when spotting a crowd congregating on the shallow horizon, people have gathered/… Read full post »
Before I begin today's tale of personal awakening, a few
If you currently feel sated with my personal medical data, and I wouldn't blame you, go ahead and click back to the Walmart shoppers site.
You might consider putting down your pepperoni and Velveeta Hot Pocket, or anything… Read full post »
Can you believe it's been ten years?
The sun has risen and set on three thousand six hundred and fifty days, yet my memory is as clear as the sparkling azure sky on that morning I dropped off my six-year-old for her fifth day of first grade. She slammed the… Read full post »
Sometimes, there's nothing you can do, nothing you can say...in
fact, it's better if you don't even try.
Every once in a while, you're flat out, red-faced, hand-in-the-cookie-jar busted.
Such was the case Monday, when television meteorologist, Brett Cummins awoke in an empty hot tub, gingerly spooni… Read full post »
I had the fortunate opportunity to purge some back-to-school demons this morning in the form of a radio commentary. I hope you can relate.
I realize that's no breaking news flash, and most of it I can grudgingly accept, if I cling to a philosophical approach using geographical analogies.
Hair which once sprouted from the top of my head has apparently retired and relocated to warmer, more southerly/… Read full post »
When McDonald's discontinued the "McDLT" back in 1991, I was floored, yet understood America's demand for a vegetable-free burger. Hey, if we want/… Read full post »
It's equal parts flattering and encouraging to know that some smart folks read my ramblings from time to time.
And those are the peeps I'd like to address with this post, because I've been experiencing a dull discomfort, right up around my throbbing frontal lobe, in trying to make… Read full post »
That's twenty-three years older than LeBron James. All I can say is, just wait until your prostate is bigger than your ego, LeBron. Okay, that's not gonna happen.
That's twenty-four years older than Lady Gaga. And to think that I had such a huge/… Read full post »
(Cell phone rings) Me: "Hello?"
Daughter: "Dad, do you know where my Selena Gomez refrigerator magnet is?"
Me: "Umm, no. Should I?"
Daughter: "No, Dad. Well, yes. I mean, no. Thanks. Bye."
And that's it. The phone ca/… Read full post »
I'm really going to subject myself to this godforsaken exercise...again?
Here's how I see this process: Every five years or so, I vacation on an island—a really large, nice, tropical island. The package I purchased includes one full orbit around the isle, with stops at decadent… Read full post »
"Some people have a way with words, and some
"I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks."
"Hosting the Oscars is much like making love to a woman. It's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town."
"The operation was a… Read full post »