Playing Not To Lose

When I was around 13 or 14 a kid in school said I was the biggest loser I had ever met. I don’t remember what prompted it but I remember knocking him over a trashcan and telling him if he didn’t stop messing with me I was going to try rip his head from his […]

Don’t Suffer From The Stupidity Of Forward Thinking

Another father told me that he would never yell at his children because it was the type of behavior that would lead to his kids turning into “unthinking animals.” When I didn’t respond he took that as a prompt to continue and told me he believed “forward thinking” parents understood that “progressive parenting” meant you […]

You Don’t Need 98 reasons To Defenestrate People

One of the first things people told me about Texas was to be prepared for the Summer. “You Californians don’t know real heat, Texas is different.” I nodded my head and smiled because I knew they didn’t know I grew up in the San Fernando Valley where it wasn’t uncommon for it be in triple […]

98 Things You Blame Upon A Flatulent Dog

Neither of the boys in the picture above look like they did then anymore but the little guy has changed far more than I have. That little Monster is far bigger than he was then but tonight he learned that his old man can still handle an average size teenager with one arm. We had […]

Why Do We Ask People To Subscribe To Our Blogs?

My vast and mighty legal team once asked me to concentrate on writing the kind of blog post that would never get me into trouble because some people look for the opportunity to be offended so they can sue you. I smiled and told them I am confident they are correct in their assessment that […]

Has Social Media Made Us All Liars?

The talking heads who label themselves social media gurus have instructed me to spend extra time cultivating a killer headline so that readers won’t skip over my blog posts to go look at cat pictures. I understand where the experts are coming from and as a content producer I relate to the fear of not […]

Just Another Shiny Object

I try to make a point to find resources like those in this link that provide free stock photos but not because I hope that picture will make people more interested in sharing my post with others. Don’t get me wrong, I want people to share my stuff as much if not more than the […]

National Grammar Day Ain’t a Joke

I have a love/hate relationship with technology and its impact upon communication. There has never been a time where it has been easier for people to communicate their thoughts, ideas and dreams to a large audience than now. Social media platforms have made it simple to send a thought 10,000 miles but technology has not […]