You Know How I Know I’m Old?

I'm on daily medication to lower my blood pressure. That's right... It's finally happened. I'm just another guy in his early 40s who has high blood pressure and now has to have a prescription medication to take care of that little issue. Okay, I know that doesn't necessarily serve as an indicator that I'm old. … Continue reading You Know How I Know I’m Old?

Instacart Insanity

Warning: This post is another "Get off my lawn" rant. I've said it before and I know I'll say it again... The pandemic and subsequent lockdown of 2020 taught me how to be an anxious individual. Throughout most of my life, I've considered myself to be fairly laid back. And, generally speaking, when I'm interacting … Continue reading Instacart Insanity

The Facebook Friendzone

It's a funny thing, discovering that you're no longer connected to someone through social media. Did I post something they didn't agree with? Was I not posting enough to be worth their time? Was I posting too much and it just got obnoxious? So many thoughts run through my anxious mind over something so trivial … Continue reading The Facebook Friendzone

The Imaginary Argument

The other night I had one of my trademark strange dreams. In that dream I was married. I also had a daughter around three or four years of age. I also got into an argument with my nameless, faceless wife. It was kind of bizarre. Let me set the scene... In the dream, I'm married … Continue reading The Imaginary Argument


Kids, have you ever wondered what I sound like in real life? Have you ever been reading the stuff I've written and wondered what it would sound like if I were saying those words out loud? Well now you have the chance to find out... For a long time, my cousin and I have played … Continue reading Podcast

I’m Not Ready for This

Tomorrow is April 1. That means tomorrow begins the A to Z Challenge. I am truly unprepared for this thing. I said I would be writing some kind of short fiction every day based on random words beginning with each day's appropriate letter. Thus far, I've received words from friends and family for A through … Continue reading I’m Not Ready for This


I feel confident that if I mention the placebo effect that we all basically understand what I'm talking about, right? Okay, just in case, here's the dictionary definition: a beneficial effect produced by a placebo drug or treatment, which cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must therefore be due to … Continue reading Placebos

A Confusing Comment

I typically trust that WordPress does a good job of filtering spam comments from the real thing. I trust it so much, in fact, that I very rarely ever click over into my spam comments that never see the light of day. I actually just took a look at some of my more recent spam … Continue reading A Confusing Comment

That Time I Got a Flat Tire

I got a flat tire this morning. While I was taking my first client of the day to an appointment. And it wasn’t the kind of flat that could just have air added to hold me over. No… this tire was done. So I had to change the tire. Which isn’t typically a problem. I … Continue reading That Time I Got a Flat Tire


I'm always intrigued when brands that I'm familiar with and regularly enjoy come out with new versions or flavors. I mean, Mountain Dew is doing it all the time, right? In the last 20 years there have probably been more flavors of Mountain Dew than there were different brands of soda available when I was … Continue reading Starlight