Tag Archive for personal thoughts

An unnecessary death

It’s always a shock when someone who has touched your life passes away, even more so for a teacher when it’s one of “your kids”. Such is the state I am in today upon learning of the death of Andrew…

Porn for the literate

If you’ll indulge me for a moment, on my bucket list is having a home library worthy to share on Bookshelf Porn. No, it’s not what you think. It’s a site that features gratuitously gorgeous images of books on display,…

Someone to cook up to

I have a daughter, so it’s only seems inevitable that I would be inundated with the whole line-up of princesses, be they classic fairytales or the Disneyfied versions. Pink, lace, tiaras, frills… Sure, it’s cute and all, and I don’t…

No longer welcomed home

It seems sad, almost maddening, that my alma mater would do such a thing, but it’s happened. According to recent news, St. Cloud State is canceling homecoming as of next year. Their claim is that the poor alumni turnout, difficulty…

Hard habits to break

It was a recent night that I just let myself be a damned suburbanite. The wife was out of town, and the kid and I were left to our own devices. Usually I’m the one who does all the cooking…

Just tax me already…

Program Note: Yes, I have been away from the blog for, oh, a month. Not to worry, this just seems to be put on low priority when things get busy around here. I’m not exactly paid to write this or…

Exit poll

Okay, it’s been a week since the whole election thing went down, and I’ve let all the hype settle down and watched the talking heads say their pieces. I did my duty, I voted, and in the aftermath of it…

Political par-taying

The midterm elections are next week, thus ending this round of political advertising. Can I get an “Amen”? I mean, I do find politics to be interesting, and paying attention to what our government does is of utmost importance, but…