Please Don’t Give Me Up For Lent

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time when Christians the land over disappear from social media for 40 days and 40 nights in an attempt to reconnect with God by disconnecting from Facebook. And this is a fine and laudable thing. I do not want to disparage anyone who feels that a brief […]

What I Give Up Breakfast For

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s what the cereal commercials told me. I can’t do my best if I don’t eat a good breakfast, right? Ah ha! That explains it! I have discovered the cause of all of my failures in life. All of the unmet potential can be traced back […]

The Insincerity of Modern Parenting

Okay, I have a quick poll for everybody.  How many of us have perfect children?  Any hands raising?  No?  Cool.  Now, how many of us can name off a few of our children’s faults.  Anybody?  You probably can name a few.  After all, they are your children.  You know them fairly well.  But think hard. […]

50 Things Only 10-sies Kids Can Understand

Signs that you were raised in the greatest generation, with a childhood from 2010-2019! Suck it, children of the 20’s! 1) That Sofia the First  had the best theme song of all time (sorry, Doc McStuffins)! 2) Frozen is the greatest movie in the history of cinema. 3) Marvel only came out with two or three movies a […]

We’re Only Friends Online

It’s kind of weird living a double life.  I imagine that spies and actors must have to work really hard to make sure their public personas and their true souls never cross over, as they act one way with a certain group of people, and then let their guards down among the people they truly […]

The Top Fifteen Signs You Might Be an Opera Singer

1) Friends and family are always asking you to identify any aria played in a movie or commercial. 2) You know what a “Neti Pot” is. 3) You speak many languages, but can only say things like “My last breath will be yours, my beloved,” and “This picture is bewitchingly beautiful.” 4) If you have […]

Dear Facebook

Dear Facebook, Look, I know we’ve had a lot of good times together, some great ones even, and for a while it seemed like it could go on forever.  Friendster was just a first crush, and I only thought MySpace was real.  I didn’t know true social networking until you came along.  I want you […]

To the Graduating Class of 2011

To my fellow students, esteemed faculty, and treasured guests, welcome.  You may be surprised to see me standing up here today, as I am not enrolled in your class and have never met any of you, but I read the speech that the guy who was supposed to be up here wrote, and believe me, […]

Facebook Tolerance

This is a plea for tolerance.  This is a request for a return to civility.  This is just me, tired of a certain kind of post on facebook.  The irony is, what I wish people would stop posting, is requests for people to stop posting certain types of things on facebook.  My hypocritical rant begins […]

The Real Social Network

Facebook may be “The Social Network,” but what is facebook without its users?  The people, the society, are the true social network.  Facebook, is just one way that we connect with each other socially.  People use youtube, twitter, blogs, and a variety of other sites and services to stay in touch and try to “connect” […]