Archive : Life

On My Honor

When I was a kid (I’m pushing 40, so that’s a not insignificant time ago) my Dad could do business […]

What we have wrought.

Politicians have been fanning these flames for years and now they’ve gotten burned. Democrats vs. Republicans. “Conservatives” vs. “Liberals”. These […]

I shouldn’t love this commercial…

But of course I do. Why “shouldn’t” I like it, you might ask. Because I should watch it and say […]

What we’re really fighting.

A terrorist’s weapon is fear. Fear spread through pernicious ideas. Fear brought about by lies, half-truths and, unfortunately, sometimes by […]

“…your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. -Emma Lazarus That quote, penned by Emma […]

Wedges

We use some words and phrases so commonly that we don’t even seem to realize the wedges they drive between […]

Camping Trip!

Just got back from 3 days of pack-in camping with my lovely wife and our stalwart pooch at Yellow River […]

Not Hoth

OK, so everyone is freaking out about it being “so cold, bitterly cold, deadly cold” here in Iowa. It’s not […]

Fool

“Ah, but you see, Mr. Bairloch, I am not a fool.” “But that’s where we differ, because I am!” “What […]

Walls

The walls are getting thicker. I was down among them. Awash in a sea of humanity. But apart. Like an […]