The Pact

  I believe that birds make pacts with our dogs when they build their nests in our yard. The dogs...

Yeah, That’s My Kid

My children constantly surprise me. Last month when we were visiting Walt Disney World we splurged and let them play...

weapon of choice

to what end, all this rushing around and dominating the competition? gold? this is man’s destiny? to hoard gold and...

How to Make a Great Ad

When I broke into advertising, I was all about the high concept stuff that left an impact on people. Creating...

Would You Be Upset In Belize?

Life is hard enough without having to deal with bad drivers who don’t use their turn signals. And it’s more...

The Window

The window is constantly shutting. It does not care about your five year plan. Opportunities to live appear in every...

Ants

  What if we are all really just ants? Slaves to the machine. Blinded by conformity of the way things...

Dustin Pedroia is the Reason I Love Baseball

Make no mistake, I’m no fan of the Boston Red Sox. I used to like them back in the day...

They Only Jog in Rich Neighborhoods

  Angels constantly swirl around me. Some are beautiful. Some are violent. Some have bad teeth. They protect me from...

A Letter to America

  Dear All Dogmatic American Party Liners, We Unaffiliated American voters are pissed off at what you’ve done to our...

A Little Advice

I don't like giving advice. In fact, I hate it. It's not that I don't like helping people, there are...

Finding Neverland: A Story of Belize

This year my family took its summer vacation to the Central American nation of Belize.

3 Ways to Save Humans in America

You are what you eat. It’s an idiom kids in the 70s grew up with that made us think about...

Bump

I used to know a guy named Bump. He was a metal worker in my dad’s sheet metal shop. Bump...

Dear Parents, Do Better

In 2001 I became a parent. I chose to become a parent. But like everyone else who is a parent...

A Routine Day

I wrote the following piece as an extension of this tweet. It was a perfect late afternoon in early summer. Hope...

How I Used an Onion to Break into Advertising

Whether you’re in advertising or not, looking for work sucks. But it doesn’t have to mean that you have to...

Confessions of a Recovering Homophobe

We didn’t discuss homosexuality in my house growing up. In fact, the first time I even heard the term...

The Little Girl Who Leaves Notes on Her Pillow

Being a parent is hard. Children are time consuming, money consuming, food consuming, and emotionally draining. People fill novels with...

The Wickedness of Walt Disney

I love Walt Disney. There, I said it.

Mistletoe-Kiss

A cold spell swooped down on Christmas Eve the year I was eleven. It was North Florida and every Christmas I could remember until that one was warm enough to run around outside in shorts. But on this day, we…

war eagle

  Today’s conference championship games between Duke and Florida State, and Michigan State and Ohio State will reveal to the country why a BCS National Championship game that doesn’t involve an SEC team is illegitimate. FSU might destroy Duke (though…

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As I drew the first sip of coffee to my lips this morning, one of our daughters said, “Look Mom, they’re fighting!” I spun around in my desk chair to spy two squirrels chasing each other on the bare dogwood…

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these are the things I’m most grateful for: a hot shower a full belly friends good health a brave wife freedom from the prison of alcoholism a roof that doesn’t leak the company of animals a relationship with God passion…

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Just saw Flight. First of all, wow – what an intense crash scene. Overall it was a good movie, though it was probably 30 minutes too long. But for me it was hard to watch because of the subject matter…

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  write. all the things in your head. go out to the edge. don’t be afraid. plant little seeds of doubt just under their skin. make them scratch until they bleed. get them to question everything. – the beast  …