Category: holiday

  • Happy Father's Day

    Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. My Father’s Day gift this year was a cordless leaf blower that works with the same battery that my string trimmer uses. It was an added bonus that the box was a trainwreck and so the folks over at Home Depot gave me $25 off the […]

  • Unofficial Start of Summer

    Did you know that Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day? That’s a bit of Wikipedia trivia. I assume, Decoration Day referred to the practice of decorating the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers and flags like we used to do at my dads grave. Memorial Day is the day that we, as a […]

  • Maternal Matters

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms; those I know and those I don’t. Pretty much all of you. I hope you get the recognition from your children that you deserve. Because, you do deserve it. What a job. I certainly want to do it. I’m pretty content being a father… way less responsibility. I […]

  • Festivities

    I’ve been struggling to find motivation and direction since the work dried up last Thursday. I’ve been keeping to my sleep/wake schedule, but there seems to be a lot of sitting and doing nothing going on around these parts. Television and the internet seem to be sucking away large parts of the day. I keep […]

  • Love Day 2020

    Today, we celebrate the Feast of Saint Valentine. But which one? I don’t know, I’ve read that there were at least two. So, both, maybe. Probably, the Christian origin of this celebration has been first subsumed and finally consumed by cutural and commercial celebrations of romance, love, and sex for most of us. Which is […]

  • Welcome to 2020

    Happy New Year. It’s 2020. There have been a lot of predictions about this year. Heck, I even wrote a novel that takes place later this year. So I guess what I’m saying is that we all have cyberpunks, vampires, and dragons to look forward too. Most everything I know about 2020 comes from the […]

  • Happy Holidays


  • Giving Thanks for All of It

    It is time for family and food to come together and celebrate a day of parades, football, and pie. So much pie. Okay, so its really about family getting together and for recognizing all the blessings that have been laid upon you, your life, and the lives of your family. Enjoy the day. Enjoy the […]

  • Trick or Treat

    40 degrees. Rain-snow mix. Windy. Probably not going to get a lot of kids tonight, but we’re ready for them if they show. Happy Halloween. Have fun. Be safe. Update: Despite the weather we gave sugary goodies to 14 brave souls on this All Hallows Eve. Glad to see them, but sure do wish the […]

  • Labor Day 2019

    Everybody has dreams and ideas and plans. It is the work that makes these things real. Labor is the language of genius and the expression of creativity. -Ronn Wash the grit from your hands. Put your feet up. Relax. Take some time off. Maybe fire up the grill and try to catch one last bit […]

  • Another Orbit Completed

    Another trip around the sun. Another candle. Another year down. Why am I up at 6:30 AM? Happy birthday to me. Thanks for being here, I’m glad to have you around. I’m a little more than halfway there, so stick around for more of the same nonsense you’ve come to expect. This is also the […]

  • 4th of July

    Have a great day. Enjoy a hotdog, a slice of pie, and some fireworks. Happy Independence Day.