July 25, 2015

Dumpster Diving – Alone

In 1987, the band Heart had a huge #1 hit covering a song titled Alone. Whenever I hear it, I squirm a bit because I don’t care for their cover version. But there’s a story here. First a little history about this song. It was written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly. Billy wrote a […]


July 20, 2015

Dear Super Chatty Pilot …

Dear Super Chatty Pilot, Thanks for going on and on AND ON about how severely bumpy its going to get and wind gusts are going to top 100 mph and blah blah blah…. More difficulties and extreme challenges ahead and more blah… Oh yeah, segue into short story about plane maneuverability and worst case scenarios…. […]


July 16, 2015

Desert Island Albums

In my blog reading, I’ve come across some fellow bloggers who’ve taken the time to list the 10 albums they would want with them on a desert island. It’s a ridiculous notion, really, to contemplate not only landing on a desert island, but remembering to bring your 10 favorite albums. With my smartypants on, I […]


July 6, 2015

How To Get A Song Out Of Your Head

Start by playing the song all the way through. If anyone interrupts the song, start it over. This purges the system. Then, you must immediately play any* song by J. Geils Band three times in a row. Again, no interruptions or you should start over. This is also the cure for hiccups and is being […]


June 10, 2015

Father’s Chair

To say parenting isn’t easy would be putting it lightly. I think it’s normal to have times of doubt about how you’re doing as a parent. Just like our kids, parenting is also a work in progress. I had my Dad through my difficult teen years. I realize that was a blessing when I hear […]


June 7, 2015

Groupon Poupon

I was talking with a friend today who was frustrated after trying to use a Groupon right before it expired — and was treated poorly once the business knew he had a Groupon. I’ve noticed this as well. We bought a weekend at a bed and breakfast near Atwood Lake, OH. Here’s how the phone […]


June 3, 2015

How To Ruin A Song? Make A Christian Version

I’m sure there a lot of ways to ruin a good song, however near the top of the list for me is making a Christian version of the song especially by changing the lyrics altogether. This was a pet peave of mine for a long time and part of what turned a lot of people […]


May 29, 2015

In Her Own Words

Why do TV news people say things like: “Next up….Hillary Clinton….In her own words”. What other words would she have? Do people regularly talk using other people’s words and I just haven’t picked up on that? 00000


December 24, 2014

Baby Jesus 2014

Looks like I’ve settled into my ANNUAL blog post schedule. Sigh. Well, it’s been a busy year. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. It’s time for our 7th annual Where’s Baby Jesus? — a Christmas tradition at our house. Here are links to some past years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013. We have quite a […]


September 16, 2014

Whole Lotta Roy

Someone named Roy (who I don’t know) called my number 9 times over 6 days in July 2012. On one of these days, he called 4 times! Even after calling and leaving 6 messages, on his 7th call he throws in an “I love you” at the end. He called 2 more times then never […]

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