Them’s is the Facts, Kid…. We are a politically divided nation. Duh! I guess that’s hardly a shocker. We’ve been grappling with the malaise induced by a full-on political stalemate for at least a couple of decades now. So tell me something I don’t already know. The thing is, though, it’s gotten worse. I don’t […]
Old People Just Don’t Give a Damn
Old People Just Don’t Give a Damn!!! We have all had that moment. You are driving down the left lane of the two lane road near your house, heading to the store in a hurry to pick up some appetizer you told your partner you would get before your party, but you somehow forgot the […]
Please, Pokemon Stop!
Please, Pokemon Stop It didn’t take long. No, this Pokemon Go craze was upon us quicker than flies buzzing greedily around a fresh pile of dog crap. Before you knew it, there were digital creatures all around you and hordes of mindless zombies roaming the streets in search of their virtual battle and entrapment. Suddenly, […]
It’s Not That Black and White
It’s Not That Black and White Whew-this has been a tough week. We Americans have watched too much violence, too many shootings, too much needless death. Let’s all take a collective breath in. Good, now let it all out. Nothing can erase the anguish of these families that have been ripped apart by the past […]
Perhaps the Dog House Isn’t so Bad After All….
Perhaps the Dog House Isn’t So Bad After All Years ago, in a short story collection entitled Welcome to the Monkey House, Kurt Vonnegut penned one of my favorite enigmatic short stories, “Thomas Edison’s Shaggy Dog”, in which he humorously hypothesized that dogs were actually infinitely smarter than their human “masters” but merely acted inferior […]
The iPhone at the Bottom of the Pool
The iPhone at the Bottom of the Pool Ah, it’s good to be back from vacation, so I can unleash more hyperbolic nonsense upon an unsuspecting world. Later this summer, the family and I will head back East for a week at my parents’ place in New Hampshire, but for this week with my kids, […]
I want to focus my theme this week on an often-overlooked group: fathers. Mothers are, after all, the sexier role to play, in more ways than one. When professional football players score a touchdown and the camera finds them celebrating on the sidelines, whom do they thank? Mom. And when you need someone to comfort […]
They Still Don’t Get It….
They Still Don’t Get It…. Believe it or not, I’m usually an optimist. I think the world is a good and beautiful place and that, despite some bumps in the road, we continue to positively evolve as a society towards an elevated sense of mutual respect and tolerance. But then something comes across my […]
The 450 Pound Gorilla in the Room
The 450 Pound Gorilla in the Room I don’t generally write articles regarding the local goings-on of Cincinnati, Ohio. In fact, other than the occasional Herb Tarlick or Johnny Fever reference, I try to avoid mentioning anything in Cincy whatsoever, but the national news has been abuzz recently with the tragic circumstances that occurred […]
Now That I’m Old….
Now that I’m Old…. You know what birthdays are good for? Well, perhaps for some, they are the opportunity for asking your partner for a bit of extra romantic attention (wink wink), but that’s not quite what I was thinking of here. No, when you get to my age, birthdays are no longer an opportunity […]