Legacy: Weeding the Memory Garden

I’m going to have something really exciting for you tomorrow. Today, all I have is this. I sat down this morning and began to put together something really fun for “Tenor Tuesday,” but tomorrow will have to be Tenor Wednesday, because today I am looking at pictures. And really it all started last night. Ever since […]

The Reason I Am Depressed This Spring

Something feels off. Something isn’t right. I know it’s probably actually me, but in the back of my heart I still feel the pulse of a larger discordance, even though no one else seems to feel it. I am not in my happy place. It’s been a week or so now, and I just can’t […]

What “Inside Out” Has to Say About Gender Roles

Warning: Once you get past this intro paragraph there will be plenty of spoilery talk about the new Pixar movie “Inside Out.” We saw it on Friday and I can’t stop thinking about it, and specifically how it presents the emotions with regards to gender. So I’m going to write about it and talk about […]

Sorry, I Have a Nervous Breakdown Scheduled at that Time

Okay, I’ll admit it.  It’s wearing me down.  This single parenting thing.  And I don’t even know what it is about it!  My wife is home on weekends, and the kids have, so far anyway, been in school during the daytimes.  The amount of time that I have to be “on” is not all that […]

The Hospital Parking Garage Attendant

Late last night, as I pulled out of the hospital parking garage and handed the attendant my ticket, along with the orange slip of paper that meant that my son had been admitted and I didn’t have to pay, I thought for a fleeting moment about how sad and tired I must have looked.  I […]

Locked My Keys In My Car

The first time I ever locked my keys in my car, the car was running and I was in a mall parking lot.  That was not a good day.  As I was in college, and had no AAA, no roadside assistance, no OnStar, and no car/life experience, I freaked out a little.  Thankfully, mall security […]