When Setting Becomes Character

I went to the coolest place today. These displays are part of the Michael Garman Museum and Gallery. They are a vast collection of the artist’s work, set up in a miniature city called Magic Town. I’m sharing the experience with you because one thing (or rather thousands of little things) kept me glued to…

When “Introvert” Became A Verb

If you’ve been on the internet for more than five minutes, you’ve likely seen the myriad of extrovert/introvert jokes flying around. I found a bunch when I was helping a friend find some for a blog post. It took approximately 2.3 seconds. Okay, most of the jokes are about introverts. We’re in the minority, you…

The Problem With “Try”

When I was in high school band (yes, I was just that cool), the director of the brass line would sometimes lead practices, and one of his favorite things to say was this: He said it in a Yoda voice and I didn’t really get it at the time, other than it was a Yoda…

The Hypothetical Final Post

You guys know I like writing challenges, and Dan offered up an unusual one today: If today were your final blog post, what would you say? My first thought was…that’ll happen?? I can’t imagine not blogging, but I suppose someday I’ll have to wrap this up for whatever reason – my own circumstances, or the collapse…

In Times Of Uncertainty, Remember The Constants

My kid skipped home after school today. I tried to get it on video. I clearly failed to capture the skipping, but do you see what I did capture? Unless the weather is crappy, I get to see that beautiful mountain on the walk home from my son’s school twice every day. Today it looks especially…