Standing at the Pearly Gates, Saint Peter ushers me through into The Place. The first thing I see?
Winter 2021 was a bad one in Austin, TX. One for the history books. Here in our tiny bubble of small consequences, we didn't suffer as much as many people. But this is a blog about semi-humorous/semi-autobiographical anecdotes. So this is what you get... I’d been discussing my son’s broad career interests with some friends … Continue reading The Plumber: A Snowpocalypse 2021 Story
I'm going to need you to be a little more specific...
So, during The Present Unpleasantness, it’s only natural that we all have our moments of madness, if that’s not too strong a term for it. I started my Lockdown with a flurry of buying “wacky” t-shirts from Facebook ads. I am a thrill seeker and I live for the danger. Then, between the anxiety spikes … Continue reading The Classic
In these strangest of times, even a post on a street has an opinion.
Most of us like to think we’re not easily influenced by others around us. We are clear thinkers. We are strong-minded individuals. The billions spent on advertising every year is aimed at other people, not at us. I believe this with all my heart. And I know it is not even a little bit true. … Continue reading On the Kalimotxo
I imagine the office conversation went something like: "OK, team, there are no wrong answers in brainstorming. This subdivision has a cat theme. Give me some street names..."
January 2021 was a notable month in American history. I won’t pretend that what was going on in our house was anywhere near as important as national events - but they certainly hit home just as hard. When you find rat poop under your sofa, the wider world loses focuses, just for a second. Yes, … Continue reading On Vermin