Take a Cup of Kindness Yet

When I was a kid I had this really weird thing for maybe 3-4 years where I would cry every New Year’s Eve.  I’d be so bummed that the old year had gone and afraid that the next year would never be as good as the last.  I’m sure it confused the hell out of my…

There’s Snow Time Like The Present

By the time the game was finished on Sunday, even the most stubborn of pessimist fans couldn’t deny that it felt damn good to watch the Chicago Bears lay a beating on somebody. The San Francisco 49ers were by no means a worthy adversary.  Their effort waned with great frequency, abandoned fully by late in…

Yuletide Slush & Introspection

Those who follow me on Facebook & Twitter know by now that one of my major gripes is that we have tied our holidays to particular dates, and that our climate no longer accommodates the aesthetic often associated with them.  This isn’t going to be a tirate on Global Warming or if it’s actually a…

A Few Winter Thoughts

I’m a huge winter fan.  Mostly. Don’t get me wrong, summer is cool in its own way.  I love the storms, the hot rain, the numerous opportunities to wear cargo shorts, etc.  Vacations are usually alright (usually…), but ultimately?  Not my thing. The best time of the year is when the leaves change colors &…