Rest in peace, little guy.

I haven’t written about it here a lot, because it’s been a day-to-day thing, not a Lofty Idea. Or whatever the heck I’m supposed to be putting in this blog. But that’s silly, of course, and he deserves the center stage for a moment. Almost eleven years ago, my roommate was out walking his dog […]


When I started this blog, I promised myself that I would write drafts and sleep on them before I posted. That idea went out the window almost immediately, of course. But I also promised myself I would try to write thoughtful, considered pieces, not just bits I dashed-off. The result of this is not many […]

Did someone say “bucket list”?

You know, I’d never heard the term “bucket list” until they made that movie. A movie, I’ll note, that I haven’t seen. In fact I just looked it up to remind myself of the premise, so I’ll share: “Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with […]

No answers here.

Religion has always been a large part of my family life. My father was ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic church in 1983, when I was eleven years old. He and my mother spent the three years prior to that attending seminary several nights a week, and before they ever made that decision they […]