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Bring on the Cold, Bring on the Fire

Winter is here and although it doesn’t exactly feel like it at the moment, I am nevertheless preparing a man-size fire pit in the backyard to enjoy during the crisp nights. Nothings says relaxing like sitting around a big fire outside and burning yard scraps. The whole design is based…Continue Reading

Winter Slump

It’s not even quite winter yet and I’m already feeling a bit lazy on the blog. I’ve had several things happen since my last post, but I just haven’t been able to sit down and right about them. I’ll have to consider this problem at the New Year in case…Continue Reading

Java Log

When first presented with the idea of a java log, one may summon visions of bad dietary intake resulting in compacted bowels and inevitably, the java log. That is not the case and I beg you to stick around to discover the beauty behind what you just thought might very…Continue Reading

First Day in Dublin

I got into Dublin, OH this morning at 3:00am. Nice flight. The nasty weather caused some disturbances for our pilot. Two of my traveling companions did not take the turbulence well and came off the plane feeling less than stable. Our landing took us through some pretty thick snow, which…Continue Reading

Festivus Boom

A friend of mine sent me a link to an article about the Festivus craze that’s starting throughout the United States. The whole business with a politically correct holiday season got some people fed up. So much so that they abandoned the whole Christmas plan altogether and chose Festivus instead…Continue Reading

Christmas Adam

Yesterday the family celebrated Christmas Adam with my mom. It’s a traditional ceremony for us – one that I invented when I was very young, so a long-standing one at that. Christmas Adam is the day before Christmas Eve. Christian mythology teaches us that Adam came before Eve, though there…Continue Reading

Corporate Musical Chairs

Last week, Carlos told me a story that was potentially blog-worthy. I didn’t blog about it because I felt that it needed to have personal frustration associated with it, rather than just his. What he didn’t tell me was that I would undergo the same treatment a few days later.…Continue Reading

No Surprise to the Scientologists

village voice \ Disinformation \ Mystery Scientology Theater The ominous tagline in early trailers for the alien invasion blockbuster War of the Worlds was "They’re Already Here" – but any learned Scientologist could have told you that long ago. As you may have heard, WOTW star Tom Cruise is a…Continue Reading

MadLib Biographies

My friend, Jason D., sent me a chain-letter to fill out and send to a million people for good luck or something. I am against such things, but I like Jason and wish to at least better his luck. Instead of emailing everyone with my MadLib biography, I chose to…Continue Reading