If You Kick A Soccer Ball In The Forest …

Do sports matter? Of course not. And absolutely. High-level sports have kicked off again with the return to action of Germany’s Bundesliga. They’re playing in empty stadiums, and five substitutions are allowed per match, instead of the usual three (although only three chances to sub per regulation, and an extra chance during extra time). SubstitutesContinue reading “If You Kick A Soccer Ball In The Forest …”

A Windfall In The Age Of Pandemic

Look what arrived today. No, better than doughnuts. Even better than surprise doughnuts. …. Those of you who read my earlier narrative will not be surprised at my new definition of windfall. No, you may not have my address. Yes, I know who my true friends are. Today marks the dawn of my new careerContinue reading “A Windfall In The Age Of Pandemic”

What You Think About At 1 AM When You Want To Stop Thinking About Coronavirus, Volume 1

You know who should be die-hard environmentalists? The lazy. “Sorry, honey, I can’t mow the lawn. I found a patch of clover with five honey-bees. Think of the bees.” “He was a really cute dog. I mean, I’m not a rabid dog person.” But then again, who is? My daughter: “What if we lived atContinue reading “What You Think About At 1 AM When You Want To Stop Thinking About Coronavirus, Volume 1”

Notes On Surviving A Pandemic With White Privilege, Or Tales Of Mild Inconvenience

Chicks grow insanely fast for creatures with no survival instinct. When we realized we would be confined to home for some time, we naturally thought of the food chain, as in our supply line for organic if not-exactly-free-range eggs. So like most of America, we quickly secured three chicks, named Wonderwing (named by the sixContinue reading “Notes On Surviving A Pandemic With White Privilege, Or Tales Of Mild Inconvenience”

“A Small But Thriving Community”

The New York Times reported that an Oxford-developed vaccine is being tested on rhesus macaque monkeys at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in … Hamilton, MT. After 28 days, all the monkeys remained healthy, possibly because they did not try to ingest bleach or Lysol. It remains to be seen if this vaccine will work forContinue reading ““A Small But Thriving Community””

Stripping Like A Pro

Writing, for me, is a bit like a strip tease. Not literally stripping for the readers, obviously. You would never get any work done, and you might get slapped with a restraining order, or just slapped, depending on what genre of writing, physique-wise, describes your body of work. I don’t even mean baring your heartContinue reading “Stripping Like A Pro”

A Husband, A Dad, And A Writer Don’t Walk Into A Bar (Because Of Coronavirus)

It started with an old MacBook Air that’s on life-support. No storage space, having to delete photos and podcasts just to open iTunes or use a browser, needing it plugged in all the time. I just wasn’t writing anymore. So I bought a new Air. Then I realized the problem wasn’t just the computer. I’mContinue reading “A Husband, A Dad, And A Writer Don’t Walk Into A Bar (Because Of Coronavirus)”