Life

Return to Sender

As if getting hearing aids at 38, bifocals at 41, and having creaky knees wasn’t enough, I got this in the mail yesterday. I really don’t want or need any help feeling older than I am, thank you very much…. Read More ›

Resolutions

One year when I was young (I don’t remember how old…elementary age), I asked my mom what her New Year’s resolution was. She said she didn’t have one. This struck me as odd. I thought all grownups HAD to have… Read More ›

Freedoms

As a teacher (and forever a student) of US History, one of my favorite presidents is Franklin Roosevelt. Whether or not one agrees with his policy actions, the thing that most impresses me when I read about Roosevelt is how… Read More ›

Hiatus

It seems I’ve taken an unexpected hiatus from my blog for a while…not that I expect many people noticed or cared. And that’s fine by me. Sometimes we just need a break, even from things that we really enjoy doing…. Read More ›

Movies

As soon as I was old enough to drive, I started going to the movies whenever I could. I still have all of the ticket stubs from the movies I watched my senior year in high school and my freshman… Read More ›

Sapiens

Another book recommendation that showed up on my Kindle recently was Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. I’d seen the book at the store and on the Internet, but I had no idea what it was about except that it said… Read More ›

Graduation

So my adventure in getting rid of most social media ended sooner than I expected. But before you think of me as weak-willed, let me explain. In the past few years, my main activity on Facebook is to watch over… Read More ›

Simplicity

Recently, there was a set of articles in the Style section (strangely enough) of the New York Times that discussed Generation X and the oddities of the 1990s. Of course, I didn’t think the 1990s were weird at all. My… Read More ›

Superheroes

Like any decent pre-Internet teenage boy, I got hooked on comic books when I was in junior high. By hooked, I mean I would spend my entire $20 allowance on comics without thinking twice. I very carefully read every word… Read More ›

Reset

So…we moved into our new house a little over two weeks ago. I was hoping for the process to go by quickly, but I never expected this. Once we put our house on the market, it sold in 11 days!… Read More ›

Moving

I intended to write more often in 2019. Not so much a resolution…just a desire to get these random thoughts out of my head. There’s a saying about good intentions, but hopefully that doesn’t apply here. Instead, much of my… Read More ›

Football

I realized recently that despite the name of and inspiration for this website, I’ve never really actually written anything about football or any other sport. Today, I’m going to right this wrong…or write this wrong…whichever. Football was one of the… Read More ›

Vote!

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” George Jean Nathan (1955) Here in Texas, early voting numbers are setting records across the state. The same is true in other states as well. But considering so few… Read More ›

Martian

Late last year, The Martian showed up in the “Recommended Reading” section of my Kindle app. I read the description and eventually decided I would probably like the book. I had a faint recollection that a movie was made based… Read More ›

Cherries

After my aunt took me to Hawaii as a college graduation present, I came home with a newfound distaste for pineapple. It didn’t start that way. I used to really like pineapple. But after a week of having pineapple served… Read More ›