Friday, January 30, 2009


So, it warms up, gets kind of rainy, the weekend approaches, and it's cold again. I need to be reminded of this when the sweltering weather comes...

Maybe this isn't paradise after all.

Monday, January 26, 2009

What Did I Forget?

So I woke up, did the "three S's", got dressed, got all my stuff, and went to work. But I forgot to run a comb through my hair. I knew there was something I forgot. I'm transported to a time when I'm 10 again, and my school principal is reprimanding me... for not combing my hair. I guess some things never change.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


It's always funny, the impact of one person. The new President will either make great strides to right the wrongs of much of the world, or fall flat on his face... or maybe achieve mediocrity. But then what?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Bathroom

Why or what is going on in the bathroom that makes my 13-year-old have to constantly be in it? Is it a bad colon/bladder? Is she "pleasing" herself? Does she just want to get away from her parents? Drugs? Good god, I don't know, but I think she spends more time in the bathroom than anywhere else.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Enigma

And so my youngest has taken to tattling on me. It started with a "He's looking at me" to her mother. Usually while my wife is holding her and them buries her head into my wife's bosom. But last night the needling mental torture kicked in.

She would crawl on the floor until she got to my feet, socks on, shoes off... and take a big sniff, wrinkle her nose, and say "Stinky!" I happen to know my feet don't stink, at least not this time. My 2-year-old daughter is teasing me. It is hard to put into words how disturbing this is.

Where to go from here? A tickling contest? Do I smell her feet and say "Pew, stinky!"? Ignore it? I just don't know...