The Power Of Pictures & Video

If you have never seen something so breathtakingly beautiful it rendered you speechless you need to put down your phone and or push yourself away from the computer and go outside. That is not hyperbole because I know not just from personal experience but from the tales and stories other people tell there are places […]

Maybe It’s The Secret Ingredient

The joy of middle school might lie somewhere between the craziness that comes with the onset of puberty and hormones that turn half or more of the kids into crazy people who don’t know if they are coming or going. Add in interactions with other students, teachers, parents, homework and life in general and things […]

The Way Things Were Meets How They Are

My friend Kristen’s post about the best sing along songs of all time is partially to blame for what you are about to read. It would be more accurate to say I had intended to spend some time organizing digital pictures so that I could make sure I have backed up precious memories and ended […]

The Night Technology Killed Christmas Traditions

Most years no one asks the Jewish guy about Christmas traditions because no one expects us to haven one. I am good with that. I wouldn’t think to ask a priest/reverend/pastor or imam what they do on Jewish holidays either but then again you don’t find the majority of people and business in the US […]

Are You Asking The Right Questions?

Sometimes when I listen to my daughter and hear my middle sister speaking. She tells me she hates reading because she doesn’t like being told that she needs to do it and says history is a waste of time. When I explain to her why I disagree and encourage her not to argue with me […]

Different Is Not Wrong

Can’t tell you how many times people have told me I am weird or that they don’t understand what I am talking about. Can’t tell you how many times people have told me they wished they could communicate thoughts as well as I do. If that is not a contradiction I don’t know what is. […]

Remember The Clickety-Clacking & The Dings

No one asked for my opinion but if they did I’d tell them it is cooler to say you are agnostic about whether ghost exists after Halloween has passed than during the week or two before. When you live close to an airport you grow accustomed to the sound of planes flying overhead but you […]

If I Were The Dread Pirate Roberts

If I were The Dread Pirate Roberts I can assure you this post would be composed and written from a much more exotic location than suburbia. You may wonder why I would want to be him and what is stopping me. I’d tell you that there is more joy in being The Man In Black […]