On my first Mother’s Day without my Mom, I try to find something to hold onto.
I stood up from my seat in the pew, ready to carry a heavy weight. Could I take a punch? I guess this was as good a time as any to find out. Only it would have to be a wet one, like a kiss, because it was starting to rain. *** When someone dies, you […]
Sad news out of Pulaski, Tennessee: Author Gregory McDonald passed away September 7th at 71. McDonald’s Fletch series of books have been a huge influence on my interests in mystery writing and dry humor; in fact I just finished re-reading (for the third or fourth time) Fletch’s Fortune last week. If you’ve seen the classic […]
If you;’re out and about today, have a safe and happy Memorial Day. And please don’t forget what Memorial Day is all about, and take time to honor the men and women of our armed services who have given their lives for all of us.
Cathy Seipp, a writer whom I admire both for the reach of her work and of her self, has passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be fondly remembered. UPDATE: I wrote the above post yesterday after reflecting on the many people commenting on Cathy’s condition. To my deep regret, I inadvertently […]
My apartment is infested with koala bears. It’s the cutest infestation ever. Way better than cockroaches. When I turn on the light a bunch of koala bears scatter. But I don’t want ’em to, you know, I’m like “Hey, hold on, fellas. Let me hold one of you…and feed you a leaf.” –Mitch Hedberg, 1968-2005. […]
Life is often a terribly, terribly unfair place to be. Ralph Wiley, ESPN.com Page2 columnist and legendary sportswriter, has passed away.
“When the Lord calls me home, whenever that may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future… I know that for America, there will always be a bright dawn ahead.” –President Ronald Reagan