What Is Your Favorite Lunch Meat

February 18, 2013

I was actually a big fan of sandwiches until my perception of the slabs of meat stored in the butcher’s case was forever tainted by an episode of “How It’s Made.” For years I was able to sustain the belief that the perfectly shaped hams, turkeys, and salami rolls were delicately carved from various steers […]

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Do You Like Your Handwriting?

February 17, 2013

There are two entities on earth that like my handwriting, myself and the American Medical Association, an institution that takes great pride in its centuries-old fostering of crappy handwriting. In fact, if I had even one skill beyond my penmanship that qualified me to be a doctor, I’d probably be in the AMA Handwriting Hall […]

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When Was The Last Time You Cried?

February 16, 2013

While our 4-year old daughter has mastered the art of crying and uses it daily to compel those around her to coddle her every whim, I’m not the crying type. This isn’t to say that I haven’t shed tears but I can’t say I’ve been in the throes of a heaving snot-bubbling inconsolable crying fit […]

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Gregory Pecker

February 15, 2013

I finally had an “Ah Ha!” moment. My first since realizing that you can’t microwave leftover Macaroni & Cheese unless you intend to use it as spackle. For weeks I’ve been struggling for topics to write about because our daily lives haven’t really been all that interesting in this same span. I’ve been tethered to […]

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Static Electricityfied

February 4, 2013

While our children are on Day Two after a “Kitty Cat Countdown” reset yesterday, they seem to be getting along and reveling in the sharing of electrical shocks. There’s not much more I can say about this video beyond the fact that this kind of laughter pervades throughout our household on a daily basis. It’s […]

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Kitty Cat Countdown

January 31, 2013

Michael and Kamryn have been begging us to get them a kitten for the better part of a year now. Heather, who would adopt every animal on the Ark if given the opportunity, is all for it. Myself, I’m a bit more practical, because I’m smart enough to know that most kittens ultimately turn into […]

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WordPress .htaccess Hacked and Fix – We Hope

January 28, 2013

UPDATES AT BOTTOM (CLICK TO SKIP TO THE LATEST) This won’t be a funny post. It’s more of a PSA to help anyone else affected by whatever it is we were all affected by. Confused? So am I. As a blog designer, although I certainly do more, I’m often the first point of contact if […]

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The Reality of a False Alarm

January 24, 2013

I put out a rally for prayers tonight on Facebook as we stood across the street watching smoke billow from our roof. To those who reached out, I thank you. I also apologize for the needless worry. Within ten minutes of calling 911, five fire trucks along with numerous other emergency vehicles lined our street […]

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ExBox Revisited

January 19, 2013

This May will mark the third anniversary of the day I published the most controversial piece I’ve ever written entitled, “ExBox.” It was on this day that I had stripped my son’s xBox gaming system and replaced it with the Geometry textbook he had been blatantly neglecting. He had tried to hide his failing grades […]

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“I Want To Be a Working Girl. Just Like Daddy.”

January 14, 2013

Had my daughter been 18 when she made this declaration you would have found me clutching my chest throughout the frantic drive to the ER. But, with my daughter only being 4, I found her career choice both flattering and adorable. Kamryn is still at that innocent age where the life around her is absorbed, […]

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Let’s Be Friends. Within Reason.

January 12, 2013

If we aren’t already friends on Facebook, we should be. Just be forewarned…I’m quite certain I don’t do it right. Unless I’m prowling for opportunities to leave wiseass comments and drop pearls of wisdom on those decorating my news feed with updates, I pretty much leave it alone. I’m sometimes guilty of the occasional vague […]

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Amendment to the Resolution

January 12, 2013

Much like the US Government does when they realize our forefathers set way too lofty a goal, I need to make an amendment to my resolution. I had put forth the goal to write five posts every seven days but came to realize three things this past week that make this impossible: 1. I’m human. […]

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Racquet Tracks

January 7, 2013

Heather thought this past weekend’s family outing should consist of strapping snowshoes onto our collective feet and trudging two miles through the frozen tundra in one giant circle. A little family bonding through frostbite and exhaustion. Because my wife is a fitness freak, she derives great pleasure in anything physically challenging. Where I prefer to […]

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R.I.P. Treemaximus

January 4, 2013

Remember when I dragged my family through acres of Christmas trees in my quest to find the perfect addition to our holiday home? Remember the love and affection I had for our beloved tree and the personal attachment I forged after hours of sawing, forcing, and bending its way into place? And remember how I […]

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My New Year’s Resolution

January 2, 2013

To be honest, I hate New Year Resolutions. I’ve always felt compelled to come up with one but I’m convinced the reason people like me fail before the first weekend is because we set the bar way too high. While quitting smoking, giving up chocolate, or losing 50 pounds are all admirable goals, people seem […]

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