Even The Cookies Know

Some things you can’t keep a secret, even from Chinese restaurants in Alabama. Some things you can’t keep a secret, even from Chinese restaurants in Alabama.

Actual Conversation

This actually just happened. KMart lady: “Well, your name isn’t on the order so I really shouldn’t let you get it. I will this one time though.” Me: “You have… This actually just happened. KMart lady: “Well, your name isn’t on the order so I really shouldn’t let you get it. I will this one […]

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Santa Faced Pancake

Around Halloween, IHOP had a promotion doing “scary face pancakes.” We never did go and get one, but that excited Punkin so we made some of them at home using… Around Halloween, IHOP had a promotion doing “scary face pancakes.” We never did go and get one, but that excited Punkin so we made some […]

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Thanksgiving Observation

For the second year in a row, we got a smoked turkey from Little Pigs, a BBQ joint in Socastee. It was so tender that trying to move it from… For the second year in a row, we got a smoked turkey from Little Pigs, a BBQ joint in Socastee. It was so tender that […]

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Punkin Head Fake of the Day

I had this exchange with my daughter the other day after having been to the Dia de los Muertos event at the Art Museum in Myrtle Beach. Punkin: “Daddy, your… I had this exchange with my daughter the other day after having been to the Dia de los Muertos event at the Art Museum in […]

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Goodbye to Absent Friends

Last weekend I drove to Charlotte to attend the memorial service for the late great Patrick “PG” Holyfield. It was a nice time and I’m glad I went, as nice… Last weekend I drove to Charlotte to attend the memorial service for the late great Patrick “PG” Holyfield. It was a nice time and I’m […]

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Do What You Don’t Hate

I have mentioned on the blog and my podcast that I think the advice “follow your dreams” and “do what you love and the rest will follow” is unintentionally cruel…. I have mentioned on the blog and my podcast that I think the advice “follow your dreams” and “do what you love and the rest […]

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LetterMo 2012

I was lucky enough to have made the acquaintance of Mary Robinette Kowal at Orycon 2006, when we were on several panels together. I’ve followed her ever since and noted… I was lucky enough to have made the acquaintance of Mary Robinette Kowal at Orycon 2006, when we were on several panels together. I’ve followed […]

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Smartphone Upside

I upgraded to a smartphone (Android, not iPhone) kicking and screaming. However I will admit that being able to blog from my phone in a dark room with a sleeping… I upgraded to a smartphone (Android, not iPhone) kicking and screaming. However I will admit that being able to blog from my phone in a […]

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Decision Fatigue

I’m still catching up on the unblogged items from throughout 2011, aka “The Year Lost to A Tiny Human.” Here is one from last August that I’ve been thinking about… I’m still catching up on the unblogged items from throughout 2011, aka “The Year Lost to A Tiny Human.” Here is one from last August […]

Blog Fodder and Life

Our baby was born last January. It’s amazing how much came to a grinding halt then and has never come back. I have seen no television since then except for… Our baby was born last January. It’s amazing how much came to a grinding halt then and has never come back. I have seen no […]

First Big Surprise of Being a Dad

So I had this idea of life with a baby that went like this: Baby is born and things are really tough. The first few weeks are insane, no one… So I had this idea of life with a baby that went like this: Baby is born and things are really tough. The first few […]

Why I’m Not Blogging Lately

I’ve occasionally had blogging slowdowns here but never for as good a reason as the current one. Last month our daughter Lila was born. For the time being, what blogging… I’ve occasionally had blogging slowdowns here but never for as good a reason as the current one. Last month our daughter Lila was born. For […]

New Years Means Nothing

I’ve drifted away from the Merlin Mann hero worship, but today I saw a really good post from him about changing habits and making resolutions. This is one of the… I’ve drifted away from the Merlin Mann hero worship, but today I saw a really good post from him about changing habits and making resolutions. […]

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Peace on Earth Starts at Home

It’s true that my output on all internet fronts has slowed waaaay down. I’m blogging less, podcasting less, tweeting not at all. For a long stretch of time that bothered… It’s true that my output on all internet fronts has slowed waaaay down. I’m blogging less, podcasting less, tweeting not at all. For a long […]

This Blog is on Vacation

As the posting frequency gets slower and slower, it gets harder to tell when this blog is on vacation. But it is. For the next week we’ll be in a… As the posting frequency gets slower and slower, it gets harder to tell when this blog is on vacation. But it is. For the next […]

Summer Hiatus Coming to an End

I didn’t actually intend to take a summer hiatus from online stuff but de facto I did. Decision by decision for the last few months, I’ve opted away from creating… I didn’t actually intend to take a summer hiatus from online stuff but de facto I did. Decision by decision for the last few months, […]

Old Home Week

I am currently on a quick tour through Colorado and northwestern Kansas. This weekend I’l be attending my 25th high school reunion. This really seems like the one to go… I am currently on a quick tour through Colorado and northwestern Kansas. This weekend I’l be attending my 25th high school reunion. This really seems […]

Keeping the Plates Spinning

I don’t want this blog to fall into cobwebby disarray, but for a variety of reasons I haven’t been around here much. Part of that is normal summer stuff with… I don’t want this blog to fall into cobwebby disarray, but for a variety of reasons I haven’t been around here much. Part of that […]

Why I Haven’t Been Blogging Much Lately

Sometimes a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. That goes double for dogs. Sometimes a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. That goes double for dogs.

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