Monthly Archives: January 2013

Entry 201: Attorn-ey for the Worse, Part I

Welcome to my 2-part post about lawyers. Please read it carefully and sign it in triplicate. I may get sued for saying this, but if there’s any profession without which America would be a better place, it’s the legal profession. … Continue reading

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Entry 200: Dino-sore

Our daughter Casey seems to have turned out great, and my wife Barbara and I like to take some small amount of credit for that. One of the parenting moves we definitely got right was in our timing of Casey’s … Continue reading

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Entry 199: And the Award for the Dumbest Controversies Goes To…

Well, it’s Academy Awards® season, the lead-up to the one night of the year when people who have no interest in sports can participate in a gambling pool. Yes, on February 24th small statues named Oscar® will be given to … Continue reading

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Entry 198: Happy Birthday, Mom

My mom is 85 years old today, and she’s as sharp as she ever was, which she would probably recognize as an insult. One of the amazing things about mom is that she has lived her entire life in a … Continue reading

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Entry 197: No Looking Back

Well, I just got invited to my high school reunion. Sort of. What I actually got invited to, via Classmates.com, is a reunion of the John Adams High School classes of 1968 through 1981. What the hell is that all … Continue reading

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Entry 196: Take a Walk

Have you noticed that they’ll organize an athletic endeavor for just about anything these days? People will bike, hike, walk, run, tap dance, swim, and skip to increase awareness of, or raise money for, any color-coded disease, cause or injustice.* … Continue reading

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Entry 195: The Fiery Pit of Hell

If you don’t want to throw away a ton of money in your lifetime, try to figure out what kind of person you are and make purchases accordingly. For instance, I’m not an outdoorsy person. I know it, and I’m … Continue reading

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