Nothing Says Tranquility Like A Plane Soaring Overhead

  After a long day spent staring directly at the glowing soul-sucker we call a computer, there is nothing nicer than sitting outside, away from all of the world’s technology and hiding from the day’s problems. Going outside and hearing the wind blow quietly through the trees, maybe the chirp of a bird in the […]

Danger Is Absolutely Not My Middle Name

11. Do something dangerous I’m not a brave person. At all. While some people laugh in the face of danger, I look at the face of danger and say, “Excuse me, sir, but would you mind stepping out-of-the-way? I would much rather go to that well-lit public area where nothing bad can happen to me.” […]

El Paso Caveman Brings Up Question: Is It Crazy To Live In A Cave?

A group of hikers were headed into McKelligon Canyon this week when a man jumped out of a cave, startling all of them. This is completely understandable. There are very few things I expect to jump out of a cave, and a human being is definitely not on that list. While most of the group […]

Nathan’s Last Will and Testament. You Know, Just In Case.

In 1817, Benjamin Franklin wrote a now famous phrase, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Of course this was a major overstatement. There are many overlooked certainties in life. For instance, you can certainly not stop after eating just one potato chip. The point Benji F. was […]

Word to the Wise: When Left On, Car Lights WILL Run Down Your Battery

It was late tonight when we pulled into the parking lot. My wife and I had spent the evening looking for stationery and a backpack (Don’t ask) and our journeys had led us to our fourth store in the last hour and a half. As we pulled into our parking spot, a lady stuck her […]

Oh, How I Miss Summer Vacation…

George Bernard Shaw once said “Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.” When I was younger, I would have thought that ridiculous. “George Bernard Shaw is a stupid dummy,” I would have said. “Who cares about dumb Irish playwrights? Plus, his literary criticism was not as great as some […]

Kiss Entertainment Goodbye. The Summer TV Season is Upon Us.

It’s a time of great uncertainty. The world is about to enter an unknown territory full of ambiguity. There is no telling whether we will come out of this valley of doubt intact and well or whether we will be crushed under the weight of whatever lies ahead. The summer TV season is upon us. […]