Everyone knows the cliche about how you always hear the worst possible music at a time like this, right? Can you guess? How about Rod Stewart’s cover of “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” playing in the restaurant while we’re struggling to eat? W…
Random thoughts about the election
My dad died three years ago today. That’s going to linger with me all day anyway, but especially because my dad, despite conservative leanings, was already impressed with Obama back then. I bet he would be feeling happy and proud
Thanks, Josh Ritter, for getting me ready for Monday
Monday is the anniversary of my dad’s death, again. It was a reflective time for me last year and it’s looking like it will be the same this year. I can tell because last night we went to see Josh
Forgetting about Father’s Day
I wonder about the organizers of Bonnaroo, and whether they intentionally scheduled the festival for the weekend of Father’s Day. You have to figure that with 80,000 some attendees, there are bound to be a whole lot of arguments about
Movie plots that scream “stay away!”
I honestly can’t think of a movie concept I’d be likely to enjoy less than this one.
Veterans Day ponderings
It’s Veterans’ Day, and it’s my niece’s birthday. Prior to last year, that was a point most often acknowledged by the joke about how, the day my niece was born, it was also Labor Day for my sister. Last year,
One small year and some tiny kittens
Well, here it is: the day I’ve been dreading. It’s been one year since my dad died. I thought I would have a lot to say about that, but I find myself oddly quiet on the subject. The only thing
Oh, I almost forgot!
According to the HRC, the theme of this year’s coming out day is “Talk About It.” They’ve got a “Sorry Everybody“-style collection of pictures of people posing with signs that say “Talk About It.” I’m bisexual. But I’m also too
Newspaper article talking about my dad
I talked to my mom last night, and found out that a work luncheon last Thursday turned into a tribute to my dad, and the woman who was there from the newspaper wrote the article almost entirely about that. Matteson
It’s a long drive back to Nashville…
but we made it in one piece. Well, two pieces, I suppose, counting me and Karsten separately. I’m completely exhausted. Glad to be home, but have already cried twice tonight. I’m going to try going back to work on Monday.