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Religious and cultural celebrations are-a-plenty in the month of December. Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican); St. Lucia Day (Swedish); Hanukkah (Jewish); Christmas Day (Christian); Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, ...
PC Xmas

Can I Say Happy Holidays?

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and cultural celebrations are-a-plenty in the month of December. Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican); St. Lucia Day (Swedish); Hanukkah (Jewish); Christmas Day (Christian); Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish); Kwanzaa (African American); and Yule (Pagan) Winter Solstice are just a few holidays that fall in the twelfth
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This is typically the time of year when my depression and anxiety mix with a masochistic tendency toward over-commitment, an appreciation of fine liquor and unreasonable expectations of yuletide bliss prompted by excessive ...
True Colors

The Queen of Everything and A Search for Perspective

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ypically the time of year when my depression and anxiety mix with a masochistic tendency toward over-commitment, an appreciation of fine liquor and unreasonable expectations of yuletide bliss prompted by excessive viewing of Hallmark and Lifetime holiday movies. In short, I become a jingle jangle mess and spend way too much time thinking
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For three years now Thanksgiving signifies the annual ritual where I try (hopelessly) to recall where I put the magical toy doll, referred to as “Elf on a Shelf”. Admittedly, I’ve tucked the elf away so securely, I ...
Seriously

Calm Down People…It’s a Friggin’ Toy Elf

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years now Thanksgiving signifies the annual ritual where I try (hopelessly) to recall where I put the magical toy doll, referred to as “Elf on a Shelf”. Admittedly, I’ve tucked the elf away so securely, I was forced to buy a new one this year because I couldn’t find where I hid it [&hellip
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Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In terms of amount of pie per person, this is truly the best holiday in the world. Plus, the other food and beverages are top notch so sustenance-wise, Thanksgiving ...
Be Thankful. And Less Dickish.

Let’s Talk, Turkeys!

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t or not, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In terms of amount of pie per person, this is truly the best holiday in the world. Plus, the other food and beverages are top notch so sustenance-wise, Thanksgiving kicks the crap out of Flag Day. But maybe you’re nervous about spending so much time [&hellip
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Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Or are men from a land of tactlessness and egoism and women are about ready to lose our collective shit? I can’t remember how the saying goes. You know how it is – my lady ...
Why Is It Always Easier To Believe The Bad Stuff?

He Said, She Said

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rom Mars and women are from Venus. Or are men from a land of tactlessness and egoism and women are about ready to lose our collective shit? I can’t remember how the saying goes. You know how it is – my lady parts keep clogging up my thinking so that every time I’m [&hellip
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From time to time, playing hockey teaches me something about life. But this isn't a post about hockey -- not really, anyway -- so if you're not interested in the sport, don't worry, you can keep reading. Anyway, I enjoy ...
He Shoots, He Scores?

Playing Defense

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to time, playing hockey teaches me something about life. But this isn’t a post about hockey — not really, anyway — so if you’re not interested in the sport, don’t worry, you can keep reading. Anyway, I enjoy the game, and the camaraderie with my teammates, but I’m not a good player. I have [&hellip
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Since the late 1800s traveling carnivals have attracted crowds around the world. Fairs of all sizes and shapes have wowed the young and old with rides, games, food, and side shows (freak shows, oddities, circus acts, ...
Sad, But True

The Carnival: It’s Just Not the Same

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late 1800s traveling carnivals have attracted crowds around the world. Fairs of all sizes and shapes have wowed the young and old with rides, games, food, and side shows (freak shows, oddities, circus acts, demolition derbies, and animal tricks). I’ve been going to traveling carnivals for three decades now. Over the years, I’ve [&hel
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Yesterday I tried to visit a doctor. I failed because the doctor could not answer a simple question. “If my insurance rejects this claim, how much am I going to be responsible for?” To me this is a piece of information I ...
Never Trust Doctors

How Much Is This Going To Cost Me?

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I tried to visit a doctor. I failed because the doctor could not answer a simple question. “If my insurance rejects this claim, how much am I going to be responsible for?” To me this is a piece of information I need before consenting to services. I don’t think it is a good idea [&hellip
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I spend a considerable amount of time in the woods. For those who have followed my posts here, I do a lot of hiking on the Appalachian Trail (AT). So, I have developed a healthy respect for wildlife. The key to understanding ...
Darwin Needs to Return

Make It Stop. Please Make It Stop.

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considerable amount of time in the woods. For those who have followed my posts here, I do a lot of hiking on the Appalachian Trail (AT). So, I have developed a healthy respect for wildlife. The key to understanding wildlife is the first 4 letters of the word. The ‘wild’ part of [&hellip
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