Silver Linings

January 15, 2015

In 2015 many fantastic movies will be released, but Liam Neeson’s Taken 3 is not one of them. Even though I saw it at the theatre on half-price Tuesday, and saved two mortgage payments by sneaking in my homemade popcorn and coke, I still felt robbed.


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Bet on Yourself, Even When No One Else Will.

January 12, 2015

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“No no, don’t do it. Save money. Save money! eeh!”

The chinese store owner lamented as he saw me contemplating a lotto purchase in his store. He looked at me with this heavy pity. His eyes said “These poor people will never learn. They have no money, and the little they have they waste on this fantasy that is like throwing money down the toilet.”

But he didn’t get why I do it. (more…)

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Milk or Fire?

January 5, 2015

I’d like to believe that the afterlife is more than a choice between heat combustion and an abundance of dairy. Forty madonnas sounded kind of interesting but what comes after those 40 minutes of bliss? And I’m not enthusiastic about a return as an animal that can’t speak or use toilet paper. (more…)

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Is Lack of Ambition A Sign of Weakness?

December 29, 2014

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The answer to this question has often frightened me. Instead of being ambitious are most of us simply survivors? Must we strive for what we are most capable of or are we only capable of striving when we must. Is it OK to prefer low lying fruit because minimum effort is required, (more…)

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If You’re Going Through Hell, Don’t Stop For Coffee

December 22, 2014

If You’re Going Through Hell, Don’t Stop For Coffee
-why the only remedy for heartache is to let it break-


The first time a girl took a sledgehammer to my heart was in Jr. High. I thought I was gonna die. But apparently that was just a warm up session, life’s way of saying, “buckle up pal. We don’t call it Prep school for nothin!” (more…)

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I Support Private Naked Photos

December 18, 2014

You know, I always tell my kids…wait a minute, I don’t have kids. But if I did have them I’d make them watch The Godfather often. Not the movie just the DVD sleeve. I’d make them stare at that photo for at least an hour a week. In the photo you see the hand of the Puppet Master pulling on the (more…)

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