Electronic Battleship – Some Assembly Required

Few phrases have stricken so much sorrow in the hearts of children on Christmas morning as those three evil words : “Some assembly required.”  For me, the agony of waiting for Pop to assemble that beloved Christmas gift felt like extended dental work without anesthesia. My introduction to the phrase cam in the form of … Continue reading Electronic Battleship – Some Assembly Required

15,000 Visitors!

Well, friends, it happened.  Another milestone for the meager blog of a mediocre writer trying to pretend he is otherwise.  I think I actually owe much of the recent success to Jacob's additions to the blog which have become unusually popular - especially during school hours and even more so when Jacob has his computer … Continue reading 15,000 Visitors!

The Spartans*

True to form, my old college roommate has always recruited me to participate in shenanigans that I would otherwise remain oblivious to. There's the helicopter ride, which stunk profusely because I'm afraid of heights.  Then the bungee jump, which also stunk because… uhm, I'm afraid of heights. After several years, I began to realize that … Continue reading The Spartans*

The camper

I am not exactly Grizzly Adams.  With my minimal camping expertise, even modest adversity makes things . . . well, challenging. We recently toured the “Domes and Dripstones” of Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, a truly amazing place.  The beauty arising from our mountain heights is rivaled there by the silent depths of an expansive cave … Continue reading The camper

A tiny zombie apocalypse*

Well, folks, it appears the zombie apocalypse has arrived. Don't believe me?  Just look out your windows around 7:30 any weekday morning and you will see the horde, lumbering along semi-conscious and brain-starved. Of course, I am referring to school starting back and the onslaught of tiny, backpacked humans with glazed-over eyes struggling down the sidewalks … Continue reading A tiny zombie apocalypse*

The stupidest person on earth*

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. I got a door ding on my shiny, new truck.  My wife noticed it while getting in on her side last Saturday morning and delicately broke the news to me.  I walked over and, sure enough, if you bent over at the proper angle and the … Continue reading The stupidest person on earth*

College memories*

Last Friday was Friday the 13th. It was also grade card day for my kids. Given those two facts, it was almost guaranteed that somebody would end up grounded before it was over. I would have put money on it, in fact. But fortune shone upon them, and they each brought home improved or consistent … Continue reading College memories*

The Anniversary*

Well, friends, it was bound to happen.  I completely forgot my anniversary. Now before you female readers get all up in arms and you male readers offer a sympathetic groan, I need to clarify that it is not quite as bad as you might think.  I’m not in the dog house or anything and as … Continue reading The Anniversary*