Category: Times like these

Of also-rans. A pseudo rant.

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.

Lexiconvenience*

Lexiconvenience*

(* lexiconvenience noun  lex·i·con- ve·nience  \ˈlek-sə-ˌkän- ˈvēn-yən(t)s language made to fit personal preference)  I need a new word for euphemism. As the world gets progressively weirder, and as I try to maintain some sense of dignity and self-control in my communications with others – both written and verbal - all the good euphemisms seem to be losing … Continue reading Lexiconvenience*

Listen to your body

Two weeks ago Sunday, I had a heart attack. By Monday, I had learned a lot about a number of things; first and foremost, pay attention and listen to your body. I am glad I did. A synopsis. Sunday morning, just past nine. I was working on my laptop, and checking the time, as I … Continue reading Listen to your body

Statues and Limitations

Statues and Limitations

I am not from Connecticut, and this aint King Arthur’s court – but it is New Orleans, in the national spotlight of late because the mayor orchestrated the removal of four major Confederate War monuments. And I am from Minnesota. A transplant, my family and I moved here nine years ago – my wife and … Continue reading Statues and Limitations

Corn is in the eye of the beholder

Corn is in the eye of the beholder

Speaking with some of my A-day sophomores at the end of class on Friday, I was informing them that I wouldn’t be seeing them for nearly a week, as they will spend the bulk of the day Tuesday doing pre-ACT testing - new territory for them, and I’m not sure they are ready for the … Continue reading Corn is in the eye of the beholder

The Tragedy of Macself

The Tragedy of Macself

Macself, Act 1, Scene hogger Is this a cell phone which I see before me, The camera toward my face? Come, let me clutch thee! I have thee not, and yet I see me still! Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight? or art thou but A photo of the mind, a false JPEG, … Continue reading The Tragedy of Macself

Lexiconvenience*

Lexiconvenience*

(* lexiconvenience noun  lex·i·con- ve·nience  \ˈlek-sə-ˌkän- ˈvēn-yən(t)s language made to fit personal preference) – editor’s note I need a new word for euphemism. As the world gets progressively weirder, and as I try to maintain some sense of dignity and self-control in my communications with others – both written and verbal - all the good euphemisms seem … Continue reading Lexiconvenience*

Still politicking me off

I originally wrote this back in 2010 - not a presidential year, but still rather volatile, politically. Stumbling across it again now, I wondered if my gripes then differed from today.  I'll let you be the judge, though I have added a few more contemporary comments, in bold italics. October, 2010 I recently had a … Continue reading Still politicking me off

History, in person

I am thinking today of my mom’s great aunt, Maybelle Sivertsen. Having watched Hilary Clinton accept her nomination last night, and seeing all the posts on Facebook - especially from women - history came to life for me. Born in 1898, Maybelle was an intelligent, raucous, bawdy, charismatic, charming and always elegant woman of deep … Continue reading History, in person

Middle-aged, and sticking it

It has been a while since I have feted you with a pogo update. The last two weeks have been shorter workouts due to weather issues and a pulled left-calf. Fine for the most part, mid-pogoing, it tightens up once done. It is also a bit twingy on the dismounts – but improving. Not debilitating … Continue reading Middle-aged, and sticking it