Category Archives: Current Events

husband socks

When I was little, I wanted to marry a horse. Specifically, a little white pony named Snowball that I rode every Friday during an hour-long lesson at the Windy Hill Riding Academy in Library, PA. It didn’t matter that Snowball … Continue reading

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baby eels

In January, I had to go to Madrid for work. And when I say work, I mean work. Early in the morning until late at night, and no time to see the city itself. But I wanted to do something … Continue reading

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911 Revisited

The summer immediately after 911, my niece came to visit me in Connecticut, and we hopped on Metro North and rode south into the city. We only had a few hours, there was a lot to see, and I was … Continue reading

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office space

When our offices were based in Florida, I lived in the Corporate Condo, and whenever the CEO and COO would come into town, once or twice a month, they would stay at the condo with me. Since I don’t do … Continue reading

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musings of an ex-volunteer firefighter

This can alternately be titled “musings of a retired volunteer firefighter.”  Either way, it gives me a feeling of accomplishment to say it like that, like I actually served as a firefighter in a meaningful capacity, and didn’t just run away … Continue reading

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(your) fear is funny

When I find that people are afraid of something, why do I have this intense desire to torment them with it?  Do I think fear is funny? Have I never been afraid myself?  I don’t know the answer to the first question, … Continue reading

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oh, the joys of online dating, part II

Today you will come along with me as I review my Daily Matches. Bachelor #1: As if the scary scowl wasn’t enough to scare me away, he smokes daily and does Civil War Reinactments  Who smokes? Who does Civil War Reinactments?  Plus, he never drinks.  How … Continue reading

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(just gonna) stand there and watch me burn

Show and Tell, according to Wikipedia, is the process of showing an audience something and telling them about it, and is usually done in a classroom as an early elementary school technique for teaching young children the skills of public … Continue reading

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oh the joys of online dating

Every morning, Match.com sends me my seven daily matches. Are they kidding? Who exactly is doing the matching? With the gems I find in my box, I have to seriously question the ability of whoever is doing the matching to … Continue reading

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how to win friends and influence children

When I go home to my parent’s house for Christmas, I stay in my old bedroom. All my old stuff is in there, I like the bed, and it’s just … my room. Unfortunately, there is also some sort of … Continue reading

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