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My Forty-Seventh Fortieth Birthday

My Forty-Seventh Fortieth Birthday

I was born old. You know the thing old guys say to young women to try to get them in bed? “You have an old soul.” Actually, that might be me. I’m the one with an old soul. I think it’s rarely some 22 year-old nailtech in a bikini who’s...
Death and Duty Somewhere Above Logan

Death and Duty Somewhere Above Logan

“Flight attendants . . . prepare for landing. . .” A heavy breath, then a pause. Relative silence — besides the creaking of the wings. The overhead speakers clicked. Again — this time in a breathy, almost pained rush through clenched teeth:...
The Amazing Football Failure

The Amazing Football Failure

Do you believe in miracles?     I sure do. I suppose we could call them coincidences, but that’s just dull. I’m convinced some things are just fate’s way of keeping us entertained. There is a God in Heaven, and He’s a showboater and a...
Dorks with Money

Dorks with Money

First of all, the point of this article is not to make fun of the guy who jerked off in the hot tub in the company of strangers.   No, that would be a cheap shot. There’s a deeper point to be made here. I’ve become fairly convinced that...