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…

There’s Snow Time Like The Present

By the time the game was finished on Sunday, even the most stubborn of pessimist fans couldn’t deny that it felt damn good to watch the Chicago Bears lay a beating on somebody. The San Francisco 49ers were by no means a worthy adversary.  Their effort waned with great frequency, abandoned fully by late in…

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…