Weren’t we just talking about hubris? Pride, and how it goes before the fall? For the record, Winstanley built two lighthouses. The first was damaged in 1699, so he fixed it by rebuilding it bigger and stronger. There have been … Continue reading
Jen got tickets from an auction at work: five rows up from 3rd base. After that foul ball hit so close, I was dialed in like no spectator ever before. In the middle of one inning, Jen asked if I … Continue reading
Maybe you woke up this morning thinking, “What do I really know about the sex life of snails?” I’m here to help. I heard this story on the way into work one morning and I thought it would be a … Continue reading
Oh, I enjoy this little 16-bit style sandbox. It can be just as scary as Doom sometimes.
Where did the recent talk of an “exceptional” America originate? What does the term “American Exceptionalism” mean, anyway? Does it mean, “exceptionally-good,” “set apart for some divine purpose,” both, neither? Though he probably never even gave the sermon where it … Continue reading
Old coworker Cliff came bouncing into the office after lunch one day, hoppin’ mad to tell this story. It’s way more funny the way he tells it. I’m grateful he let me have it for a small fee plus movie … Continue reading
Jen is the Godmother of Jack, ½ of the twins Jack and Grant, 6-month old sons of our friends, Nix and Rich. Jen was honored to be asked, even though neither of us understood what it meant or what she had … Continue reading
Captain Lawrence Kortright was a privateer and, later, a captain in the British Army during the American Revolutionary War. He was quite wealthy until the Americans confiscated his fortune, so he probably wasn’t a Yankees fan. His diminutive, lovely daughter Elizabeth … Continue reading
Just doing my part to kick the office party up a notch. I’m a danger to myself and others. Tomorrow: Life with Captain Dad.
One Saturday night in May 2012, we noticed that our cat’s inner ears were yellow. An emergency trip to the vet that night, doctors’ calls the next week, an ultrasound, aspiration and then removal of the spleen, all provided enough … Continue reading