Literary Karaoke

At Least

Packing a bag again for a few days away from home. At least it’s not months. Explaining to my 4 year old that I’ll be gone for a little while. … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

Echoes of the Past

Have you ever stopped and considered the “what might have been” options in your life? Those doors once open that now seem so unlikely? Those dreams and lofty goals that … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

I’m Lovin’ It?

I ran out of Sumatra coffee and wasn’t able to run to the store to get more. This is a dreadful state of affairs for a coffee fiend. With a … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Defining Moments

A friend posted a riddle presented in his managment class. “If the day before the day before yesterday is Tuesday, what is the day after the day after tomorrow?” I … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Woulda Coulda Shoulda

It seems inevitable. You work on something for days, weeks, even months. You reach the point where you’re satisfied that this is a good, finished product. You click “Publish” or … Continue reading

July 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Justified Narcissism

“So, what does it feel like to search for your name on Amazon and see your book appear in the results?” A coworker asked me that the other day, and … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oh Dark Thirty

It’s 2:30 am, the witching hour normally reserved for caffeine-fueled policemen and bored cashiers at the 24-hour McDonald’s or gas station. And I’m getting ready for work.  Joy-infused water is … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meat is Murder but Fishes are Delicious

“I want to be a vegetarian.”My daughter surprised me with that declaration a couple days before her 16th birthday. I paused a minute to let the whole “sixteen years old” … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Obey the Law

The other day a Facebook post showed me a white police officer with the quote: “It’s really simple–obey the law, and we’ll get along just fine.” We do like our … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 2 Comments


Language is both a hobby and a core component of my job. So I’m fascinated by the ways we use it. Good, useful portmanteaus are a special favorite. What’s a … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

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