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I got in a fight with my ophthalmologist.  More of a tiff, really. I hadn’t been to an ophthalmologist in 20 years. The last time I went, I was given a pair of glasses that I lost two days later. I replaced those with another pair that I lost a week later. That was the…

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I wore a suit last week for a formal affair. No tie, of course. I don’t strap decorative nooses around my neck anymore, but dress pants, matching jacket, and button-down shirt, and shoes.   I hated it. I despise wearing a suit. Part of my hatred for suits is simply based upon my hatred for being…

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Behold. The White House published this photograph of First Lady Melania Trump and the other spouses of NATO leaders at the Royal Castle of Laeken in Brussels during the recent NATO summit. Initially left off the captioned list of names was the First Gentleman of Luxembourg, Gauthier Destenay, who is married Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, making Bettel…

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Cats are smart. So damn smart.  This is Tobi, one of our two new cats, cuddling with my kids and with his brother, Pluto.  In my son’s case, he was sick at the time. Lying on the couch with fever, Tobi would curl into Charlie’s body and purr as if he knew Charlie needed a…

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I was explaining to someone how my constant push to accomplish more, do more, succeed more is the result of my belief that I am always and forever standing on the edge of a cliff, and at any moment, I could topple over into the same oblivion that caused me to be homeless and jailed…

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My wife: I love what you’re making over there.  Clara: It’s a refugee camp. That’s a place for people who lose their homes in a war.  She learned about refugee camps by reading a book. She’s always had an enormous heart. 

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Sometimes the world can seem so dark. Between despicable acts of terror like the one in Manchester, despicable acts of fake terror created by the Trump administration like the ones in Bowling Green, Sweden, and Atlanta, and a Republican Congress seeking to take healthcare away from 23 million Americans while simultaneously giving enormous tax cuts to…

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Bob Hoover, aviation legend, died in October of last year. The New York Times published an obituary on the great man, which required the single greatest correction of all time.  This is real. Also embarrassing and hilarious. 

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If you replace the phrase “Americans think” with “Americans with landlines who answer unsolicited phone calls at dinnertime think” the world begins to make a lot more sense.

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