Today I did something that I rarely have to do: Write my resignation letter. I’ve been with my employer for five years, and spent 10 years at my previous employer. So (simple math on fingers…Common Core says “estimate to prove”) I’ve only written two of these things in the past 15 years. In a strange […]Read more "Two Resignations"
I think I’m about to get a table at a restaurant at which I’ve wanted to eat dinner for a long time. It’s a really (REALLY) exclusive restaurant, and from what I’ve read, their entire staff is beyond top-notch, their food is best-in-class, and you’re basically guaranteed an awesomely excellent dinner that will make you […]Read more "Going Out to Dinner"
We replaced our minivan. Actually, we replaced our minivan in April. That’s what? (counts on fingers) Three months ago? Yeah, almost exactly. If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know I’m a “car guy.” Changing my ride is a HUGE decision and moment for me, and comes after weeks or months […]Read more "Out With the Old, In With the New…Minivan"
So, it’s mid-morning…breakfast is over, and it’s not lunchtime yet. You’re hungry, and there are three leftover hotdogs in the fridge. You start to microwave one and one kid yells “whatcha making I want one!” from her bedroom. Your spouse yells “you can’t just make YOURSELF a snack” from the living room. So then YOU […]Read more "This is Parenting"
I don’t consider myself to be an exceptional man. Really, I don’t. I’m a middle-aged, middle-class wage slave and suburban dad. I feel that if I can do something, anything really, it must not be THAT hard to do, and that anyone could do it. Except…the more I see of other people – my contemporaries […]Read more "An Exceptional Man?"
I rarely watch live television anymore. Most of what I watch is on one of the streaming services, and I binge-watch the crap outta things. That being said, I have two weeks while my family is on vacation, and I’ve had the tv on…and I’m totally not used to watching commercials. More to the point…after […]Read more "Frou-Frou in Advertising"
The other morning, my wife asked me to “fix” her blouse as she was getting ready for work. It wasn’t the first time, and it wasn’t a big deal to hook together the tiny bra-hook-like hooks at the back of her neck. Then it hit me: Women’s clothing is designed to oppress women. Men’s clothing […]Read more "Boycott Women’s Clothing — For Equality!!"