Archive for the "Reflections" Category


Yes, it has indeed been a long while since I’ve posted. For that, I apologize. I will be changing that very, very soon. If you follow this blog, please don’t give up, new content will be worth waiting for (I hope)!

Stranger on a plane

As many if you know, the last week has been a trying time for me and my family. Last Wednesday, Bruno, our family chihuahua passed away. He had been with us six years. Not as long as he should have been with us, but long enough for him to have left an indelible mark on […]

"If you can't say something nice…."

I don’t know how many of you have seen the Disney cartoon Bambi to the point where you can recall Thumper being prompted by his mom to recite the above title. I can. I can vividly see the little bunny looking quite contrite repeating something that he had (obviously) been told over and over again. […]

Nap well, sweet prince

As you lay there, with your head on my tummy, I tell you “one moe time” the story of the three little pigs. Your blue eyes burn into mine and I cherish this moment. I wonder how long it will be until you are too old to use daddy’s tummy as a pillow and no […]

Won't you be my neighbor?

One and a half years ago, I past the birthday many of us dread the most. 40. Yup. According to myself and many of the kids I went to school with, I’m ancient. Heck, as a kid, a friend and I swore we’d never live past 35. Guess we were wrong. Growing up in the […]

Nina Kimberly

A week ago, another fine podcasting author, Christiana Ellis, made her rush on Amazon with her delightfully fun novel, Nina Kimberly the Merciless. Amazon played some of their infamous games during the day and probably (definitely) kept Ms. Ellis’s numbers from being what they could have been. That being said, there is no reason not […]

Show me yours and I'll show you mine… scars that is!

After having had a few comments (here and on twitter) concerning the bloody eye at the dojang, I thought it might be fun to travel down the path of the weird accidents that have ended in sutures (or perhaps should have) over the course of my childhood. One of the funnier stories (though not if […]

One day at the dojang…

As previously mentioned, I’ve been involved in the martial arts for over half of my life now. Along the way there have been more than a few causes for levity. This will be the first time that one of my blog entries comes with a warning, but here it is: If you are easily irritated […]

on being a social hermit

While talking with my wife last night, I realized – once again – that the way I see myself and the way other people see me (due to my interaction with them) are in many ways completely dichotomous. It seems like my entire life, I have been in a role where I was expected to […]

If I didn't have something to obsess about, I'd go crazy!

The subject line was uttered by my very own goddess. Yes, that would be my wife I’m talking about, and as far as I’m concerned, she is pretty close to perfect. My wife is one of the most caring, wonderful mothers you’d ever hope to meet. She is also a fantastic wife, and if I […]

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