My favorite Christmas music

If I’ve learned anything from modern journalism, if you don’t have anything to say, make a list. So here are my favorite Christmas songs. Note the words “my favorite.” This is not “the best,” which is so subjective as to be meaningless. I am no evangelist on the matter of music. Like what you like.Continue reading “My favorite Christmas music”

I’m going to talk about “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Some of you may want to look away

This is an obligatory blog post about the new “Star Wars” movie. Most of my most loyal readers are older than 60 and totally not into “Star Wars.” Parents 2.0 have already stopped reading. Most of my surviving teachers have moved on. So, I’ll pause here to let people who see “cinema” by Scorsese andContinue reading “I’m going to talk about “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Some of you may want to look away”

That horribly cliched post about 10 things I learned in the 2010s

I started to write the year-in-review, decade-in-review post. I stopped. Why? 1. Cliche. I hate cliche. 2. Who cares? I lived. I learned. I succeeded. I failed. Everything in between. This reflection on personal history is only valuable if you can take lessons from it to live more at ease in the next day. Otherwise,Continue reading “That horribly cliched post about 10 things I learned in the 2010s”

Random stacks of paragraphs about being bloated, de-carbonated and probioticated

Ugh. Doc says avoid carbonation. Try probiotic. Been bloated, water retention. Grr. Favorite thing: Pop. Drink too much? Of course. Still. I want. Had one today. Rest was iced tea. Yeah. Yeah. I know. Drink water. I do. I drink a gallon of it when I go to the gym. An actual gallon. And I’mContinue reading “Random stacks of paragraphs about being bloated, de-carbonated and probioticated”

More meandering babble about football, depression and ‘Rick and Morty’

Sunday football. Bears off. Patriots lost. Rams and Seahawks the night game. No skin. Except … Pete Carroll. Strong distaste for him. Coached USC program rife with corruption. Reggie Bush has to give back Heisman. Carroll goes to NFL to make millions. This is humanity. It is not a question of if we are beingContinue reading “More meandering babble about football, depression and ‘Rick and Morty’”

There is no moral at the end of this story

Not much to say lately. I haven’t felt well. Gut stuff. Leave it at that. Slight fever, not worrisome. Brain stuff is so-so. Change of seasons and daylight decline never used to bother me. It does now. Can’t say way. One more indignity of age. Edgy is the primary status update. Everything is extra. Sensitive.Continue reading “There is no moral at the end of this story”

A second and final attempt to clarify my social media behavior

Lotta people misunderstood my last post about not paying attention to Facebook friends’ posts. It’s trick. I have a Facebook profile. That’s just my name. Normal me. I do nothing with it. I have about 300 “friends.” Some people really are friends. Many are acquaintances. Some are coworkers. A few are readers. That’s the placeContinue reading “A second and final attempt to clarify my social media behavior”

If you’re my friend on Facebook, I don’t look at any of your posts and this is why

Notice: If I am your friend on Facebook, there is a 100% chance I do not follow your feed. Lone exception: Parents 2.0. Their feed is 100% vacation videos and family gathering photos. Please do not take this personally. I post to my Facebook Page, which is where these blogs and my work stuff showContinue reading “If you’re my friend on Facebook, I don’t look at any of your posts and this is why”

That totally cliche annual post about things I'm thankful for, most of which are pretty obvious but need to be said and a few are attempts at being insightful even if it doesn't really out that way

Am I really gonna do this? I’m a gonna write that hackey, played-out “30 days of Thanks” Thanksgiving blog post that wore out its welcome with saccerine sap a decade ago? You bet your cornucopia centerpiece stuffed with warty gourds I am. Because why not? It’s 7:27 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. I’m literally the onlyContinue reading “That totally cliche annual post about things I'm thankful for, most of which are pretty obvious but need to be said and a few are attempts at being insightful even if it doesn't really out that way”

Let’s talk movies, comic books and other things people don’t read because it’s not about my angst and suffering (and a little bit of angst and suffering at the end)

Movie: “Knives Out.” Outstanding. Little faith in director Rian Johnson after horrible “Last Jedi” movie. Yeah. I know. Fashionable to say it’s the best “Star Wars” movie. Highbrows say “Last Jedi” inverts the premise, tries new things. Shows the flaws in characters. Other film school babble. I say nobody goes to a “Star Wars” movieContinue reading “Let’s talk movies, comic books and other things people don’t read because it’s not about my angst and suffering (and a little bit of angst and suffering at the end)”

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