Further Adventures of a House-Husband: Cooking and Laundry Edition 6

Further Adventures of a House-Husband: Cooking and Laundry Edition
I’ve gotta say; this house-husband thing isn’t working out the way I had thought it would. I came into this expecting hours and hours of Oprah Winfrey and bonbons. Since I’m not really much of an Oprah fan, I thought I could substitute John Wayne or Clint Eastwood movies (I figured that whole Oprah thing ...

Sharia Law: It’s Everywhere! It’s Everywhere! 2

Sharia Law: It's Everywhere! It's Everywhere!
Okay, I can’t believe I’m saying this. I’m afraid that Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Alan West and others, whose right-wing whose grandstanding histrionics I’ve only paid attention to as a source of annoyance and/or amusement, may be right. Lately I’ve been reading about all this Sharia Law being secretly imposed on us, and ...

Adventures of a House-Husband: Home Cooking Edition 7

Adventures of a House-Husband: Home Cooking Edition
So I was going through the Facebook the other day, and saw a post that Jim Wright, the author of the Stonekettle Station blog and very funny guy shared. Apparently some men’s rights activists are calling for a boycott of Mad Max: Fury Road. I won’t go into all the reasons why; I’ll just say ...

A Kentucky Courtship – IUE Tributaries 1st Prize for Fiction 2015 4

A Kentucky Courtship - IUE Tributaries 1st Prize for Fiction 2015
Okay, so I’m pretty excited about this. Tributaries, Indiana University East’s Journal of Creative Writing has finally come out, and my story “A Kentucky Courtship” won 1st prize for fiction. I decided to post part of it here, as kind of a teaser. If you want the whole thing, you can order it from the ...

The Religious Freedom Shell Game 3

As much as I hesitate to do it, I’m going to weigh in on the current Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act controversy. I can’t help myself. I’ve wracked my brain, and can’t think of anything else to do to help me continue avoiding doing my homework. Besides, everyone else has, and it’s lonely out here. ...

The Tao of Poo, or: Why I’m Not A Philosophy Major 1

The Tao of Poo, or: Why I'm Not A Philosophy Major
Ever have one of those days when the things you dread the most turn out to be the things that give you the greatest joy? I’m having one of those today. Don’t get me wrong, the day didn’t start out too bad, it just didn’t start out too good. My wife, the lovely and understanding ...

Things I Don’t Understand #4: Advertising 2

Things I Don't Understand #4: Advertising
I don’t get out much. Let’s just get that out there first thing. However, I do watch TV, and I leave the house to go to school every day, so, while it would not be accurate to say that I’ve got my finger on popular culture’s pulse, neither do I live under a rock. That ...

Humor Is Hard: Living With A Humorist Is Harder 6

Ok, here’s a quick one: It’s not easy trying to be funny all the time. In fact, sometimes it seems like the harder I try to be funny, the less funny I become. Comedy, I think in a lot of ways, just happens. Oh sure, you can work on it, polish it up, make it ...

Winter, Under Armour, and the Last Few Shreds of My Dignity 6

This winter just keeps tightening its icy claws on the tattered remains of my dignity. Friday, I got up early to go help move some folks from our church into an assisted living facility. Since it was about -100 with the wind chill, I felt it a good idea to dress warmly, so I grabbed ...

Winter Is Back: A Frozen Comedy of Errors and Counting My Blessings 7

Winter is back. I’m not happy about it. I used to love winter. Snow days, demolition derby sledding, snowball fights, snow angels, and no work, it was awesome. I remember playing outside until we were virtually frozen solid, then coming inside and mom using the broom to knock off the snow that was caked on ...
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