It’s a Dog’s Life

I believe in reincarnation and different spheres of existence. In this life, it wasn’t in God’s Plan for Karen and I to have children. But when I come back, I wanna come back as one of my dogs. Talk about having it made. We have spoiled dogs. Not just any ordinary dogs. Our dogs. TheseContinue reading “It’s a Dog’s Life”

Serves You Right

I remember hearing that a lot when I was a kid growing up. Remember those little brush “blades” that we would find on the streets after the street sweepers went through? They served as our first weapon. A cutting tool after you sharpened them against the curbs. When I don’t understand something, I don’t justContinue reading “Serves You Right”

Funny Haha

Where has all the laughter gone? Here I go sounding a thousand years old again, but who is next in the long line of super funnymen or women? Used to be there were a handful of comics that were at the top and then it tapered down. In the 50’s you had George Burns, JackContinue reading “Funny Haha”

Pick Your Poison

If it were only that easy. As I promised. Here is a stab at an old Hank classic: Also as promised (don’t stop me now, I’m on a roll), here is the short story Restraint: Restraint It was a sunny Saturday afternoon and I was taking advantage of the bank’s extended weekend hours to transferContinue reading “Pick Your Poison”

Hoosiers

Not only one of the greatest sports stories ever made into film, but here come the Hoosiers of War. Ukraine. Whatever happens from this point on and I can only unfortunately think it will be terrible for the Ukrainians, they have shown that you don’t fuck around with their country. Except in the movie, theContinue reading “Hoosiers”

Pete Kadens U da MAN!

Karen had CBS Sunday Morning on and I caught the story of the non-profit called Hope Chicago and how they just changed the world. They have made the public offer to pay for high school students’ college education in five different high schools in Chicago. Room, board, books, the whole enchilada. There is no priceContinue reading “Pete Kadens U da MAN!”

Super Sunday

One of my fondest memories from living in England was staying for six months in a very old English manor house in Oxford when we first arrived. When you are in a military family, it was the moving that got to you after a while. Girlfriends, schools, countries; always changing. So when we arrived inContinue reading “Super Sunday”

Feels Like

I still don’t get it. I turn on the weather and the map of the US shows two numbers on the mostly blue outline of the country. The weatherman points and offers “It is 20 degrees in Minneapolis, but it feels like it is 5 degrees.” What the hell is that? First of all, ifContinue reading “Feels Like”

Where is the Good News?

Kiss my ass Jeff Bezos. Let’s start with that. He already owns everything, and with a current net worth north of 175 billion dollars, could buy it if he wanted. His playground is not just confined to our globe. The majesty of a sunset over a mountain lake isn’t enough for him. A sunrise overContinue reading “Where is the Good News?”

Cannibalism

Here’s a real Up with Life moment. The painters started today and they are good. Fast, clean, and efficient. I sat in the living room and turned on the telly to kill some time. I put on the headphones and treated myself to the documentary Cannibal Island. Based on one of the most horrifying crimesContinue reading “Cannibalism”