Standing Up For My Friend

Today is Bleric Ack’s birthday, so I decided to get him a present. An hilarious present. At least I thought so. I pulled out my tablet (oh, who am I kidding, it was already out and in my hand), found the website I was looking for, and began the minutes-long process of ordering something digital […]

A Tale of Three Postcards – A Pre-Wedding Adventure

It wasn’t like I didn’t have enough time. Bleric Ack had mentioned to me, oh, four months earlier that they were thinking of replacing the traditional wedding guest book with a stack of postcards. The cool idea was that each guest would bring a postcard from where they were from, or from where they had […]

Why I Would Not Attend My Child’s Same-Sex Wedding

Marriage is a funny word. It means one thing to the church, and another thing to the state. It can mean vastly different things, even to different sets of people who are themselves married. Quite literally it means joining two things together, but the debate continues to rage on as to what restrictions ought to […]

Watching My Kids Grow Up at the Maryland Renaissance Festival

We went to the Maryland Renaissance Festival for the first time back in 2005. It was awesome. Turkey legs. Fried macaroni and cheese on a stick. Fried everything on a stick! We loved it. So we went back again the next year.  I couldn’t find any pictures from 2006, but we have several million from […]

A New Service For Managers Who Don’t Want to Write Reviews

While speaking with Bleric Ack the other day, it came to light that he had to write reviews for some of his employees, and he was not looking forward to it.  Most people, as I’m sure you are aware, are thoroughly fine, which makes writing their reviews quite boring.  And, unless you have a personal […]

The Roads and Rails Museum of Frederick, MD

My ten-year-old self has just found his new favorite place.  It was completely by accident of course; we went there with the intention of making my three-year-old son very happy.  Bleric Ack had been hunting up fun things for us to do while we were staying with him over Thanksgiving, and this was the top […]

Bleric Ack and the Turkey of Secrets

This year for Thanksgiving my family and I were hosted by my best friend, Bleric Ack.  And when I say hosted, I mean hosted.  It’s easy to forget, when one is constantly surrounded by family members shouting at you to take the crusty potatoes out of the microwave, how it feels to truly be hosted.  […]

My Sex Life

I am writing this to let you all know, in no uncertain terms, that I am not allowed to blog about my sex life.  Instead, I will tell you all about the lovely brunch I had yesterday.  What’s that?  You feel cheated?  Well, would you still feel cheated if I told you it was a […]