Waiting For Fall

I know, I know, it’s late August and it’s going to be 100 degrees for another month or two, but….

Long Lay The World

Every Christmas season I generally approach with equal portions joy, holiday spirit, stress, and disappointment.  The first two explain themselves; the latter two are more related to the gift ritual and unfortunate embedding of an allegedly snowy holiday during a time of year where snow is relatively rare. This year things mostly still smack of…

Take a Cup of Kindness Yet

When I was a kid I had this really weird thing for maybe 3-4 years where I would cry every New Year’s Eve.  I’d be so bummed that the old year had gone and afraid that the next year would never be as good as the last.  I’m sure it confused the hell out of my…

Listening For the Bells

1:27 AM: The Christmas season is well and truly upon us, and we are 12 days from Christmas Day itself.  So caught up am I in the holiday meaning that I’m unable to sleep.  Knowing full well that I have to work early tomorrow morning, I’m turning to the solace of a computer keyboard. I…

Yuletide Slush & Introspection

Those who follow me on Facebook & Twitter know by now that one of my major gripes is that we have tied our holidays to particular dates, and that our climate no longer accommodates the aesthetic often associated with them.  This isn’t going to be a tirate on Global Warming or if it’s actually a…

Thank you, Chicago Bears.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, let us count our Chicago Bears blessings and be grateful. Thank you, Chicago Bears, for not being scheduled on Thanksgiving this season.  Thank you for sparing us the opportunity to see you lose yet another nationally televised embarrassment. Thank you, Chicago Bears, for the times you have actually done things…

A Few Winter Thoughts

I’m a huge winter fan.  Mostly. Don’t get me wrong, summer is cool in its own way.  I love the storms, the hot rain, the numerous opportunities to wear cargo shorts, etc.  Vacations are usually alright (usually…), but ultimately?  Not my thing. The best time of the year is when the leaves change colors &…