The Real Rich Mullins, Shameless Namedropping and the Cult of Personality 108

The Real Rich Mullins, Shameless Namedropping and the Cult of Personality
  This morning I got up, got all the critters fed, and sat down to check my e-mail. Oddly, there were new comments on a post I wrote about my brother Rich Mullins a while back. When I checked the stats on my blog, that post had gotten over 200 views today. Now, that particular ...

Adventures of a House-Husband: Christmas Edition 2

Merry Christmas everybody! Right now, I’m sitting here feeling sorry for anybody who isn’t me. Last night, in an effort to minimize the cooking over the next couple of days, I whipped up another huge batch of Slopbucket; arguably the greatest and deadliest meal known to man (the recipe is in another post entitled “Adventures ...

A Simple Solution to Today’s Problems

All day now, actually, for the last two days now, I’ve been trying to write a post on capitalism. Before you panic, I was neither condemning nor condoning it, just discussing it, with a couple of ideas/suggestions that I thought might make it work a little better. I had in my mind a very measured, ...

Cheer Up! It’s Really Not That Bad. Seriously. At Least Not For Most of Us. 3

The fall semester is over, finally. I’ve been looking forward to this forever (at least that’s how it feels). So yesterday, I decided to tackle a job I’ve been putting off; building sideboards for my truck. I need them, not so much for myself, as for hauling a load of clothes and other donations out ...

On Loss 10

It’s rare that I write something for school that applies to the real world. This did, especially today. On Loss Eighteen years ago today, I lost my big brother. No, that is a stupid thing to say; I didn’t lose him, he died. Six years before that, my father died. Three years ago, both my ...

More Great Movies You Might Not Have Heard Of: Foreign Film Edition 3

Okay, you can breathe a sigh of relief; this post has absolutely nothing to do with politics, religion, philosophy, ethics, or anything important. This one is just about movies. I love movies. All kinds of movies, but especially horror, suspense, action, and comedies. The following movie recommendations are all foreign movies, but from English-speaking countries ...

American Exceptionalism: I’m Not Sure It Means What Everyone Thinks It Means

Disclaimer! This is not a particularly funny post, although I think there is some pretty funny stuff in it. It’s about politics, or at least political issues, so if you’ve had enough of that stuff for a while, do yourself a favor, and skip down to the “Death By Grippo’s” post. Also, there is some ...

Witless Wisdom From a Newly Minted Quinquagenarian 3

I turned 50 years old today, and, in keeping with the philosophy that you should never stop learning, I learned that there’s actually a word for it: Quinquagenarian. So I got that going for me. Which is nice. Anyway, I felt that this would be an auspicious occasion to take a few moments to pass ...

World’s Worst Grandpa Tells All! 6

World's Worst Grandpa Tells All!
I may be the world’s worst Grandpa, and at this point, I’m okay with that. So, for somewhere between the last two days and 300 years, I’ve been babysitting my two youngest grand-daughters, Charlotte, age five, and Sharon, age four. Two of the sweetest, most well-behaved little girls in the world, two of the brightest ...

Judge Smails Rides Again! And Nobody Realized It.

Judge Smails Rides Again! And Nobody Realized It.
So I’ve been trying to write a new post for weeks now, without success. I’ve started I don’t know how many, and I just kept either getting angry, which is bad, or getting depressed, which is worse, about every one. Part of the problem was mostly, I was writing about politics. I’m having a hard ...
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