Editors note 08/05/2020: A little something from the Marchives. I wrote this some six years ago, and today I ran across it again. Interesting to note how times have changed, and how two worlds (business, teaching) I once thought so dissimilar are now decidedly...not. Random (like the weather) thoughts. Tattoos are all the rage. Personally, … Continue reading A Teachers Summer on the Road; Episode 2
We the People know not of what we speak or of what the ubiquitous ‘others’ say, mean We the People have become a nation of naysayers with little rationale we deny climates, pandemics, others not like us who do not exist who do not deserve who do not conform who do not Our scientists, ridiculed … Continue reading Our times
A true tale of romance, in time for Valentine's Day... I spent the bulk of my thirties working at the Holiday Inn Metrodome in Minneapolis. The 260-room hotel was a very nice, well-run property right off the edge of downtown, and along with the usual array of business travelers and sports fans, it's setting in … Continue reading He had it in the bag
Lots of hand-wringing and consternation about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex ‘stepping back’ from royal duties and relocating to ‘North America’ and most all of the vitriol is directed at Meghan Markle, the commoner, who has been the target of all sorts of vile, racist, reporting about her parentage and past. While I am … Continue reading Royally misunderstood
Where are they now? Every year around this time, I wonder. Speaking of wonder... Nearly thirty years ago, I was involved with a small, urban Minneapolis Lutheran church. We were an aging congregation with only about fifteen kids (including toddlers) in our Sunday school on a regular basis; this included three kids from one family … Continue reading The Christmas Pageant
Thanksgiving 1979 found me in living in on my own in Marshalltown, Iowa and working at KDAO radio. I was going to be working on Thanksgiving, but what was cool was that my friend Rick Hunter was going to be joining me, on his holiday break journey home to Colorado from college life in Minnesota. … Continue reading The Bird
Eight years later? The self-rejoinder - coming soon to this space. 11/17/11 Dear Felix: First off, let me welcome you to this wild, wonderful world. Yeah, it has issues – always has and always will. Maybe as time goes by, you’ll be one of the ones fixing the problems. Still, it’s a great place to hang … Continue reading First letter to a new grandson
I hate it when a bartender pours or skims the foam of the top of a fresh mug of beer. The foam is the best way to start off a pleasurable experience. Beer foam is like the first kiss of a make-out session in the front seat of a car – all about the expectation … Continue reading Of also-rans. A pseudo rant.
Who knew that becoming a wedding officiant would be this cool. I started this little side venture a few years back while still living in New Orleans, where my first get-em-hitched-gig was a destination wedding for a couple from Texas who had met as co-workers at a New Orleans bar. Together for ten years, the … Continue reading Betrothed, be cool. Because.