"It's like taking a nap on that little rug when you were in kindergarten."

My 4th Grade Bad-Self, Good Will Fighting

Ricky never liked me. I’m not sure why. I was well-liked. Stayed off the street and kept my nose clean. In so-much-as a 4th grade boy could do. We had gone up through grade school together; always in the same classroom. Heck, we were only nine. I never had a problem with him. Maybe it […]

I’m Going on Safari, and I’m Taking …

We used to play a game when I was a child (and later played this with my own children), called “I’m Going on Safari.” You might remember it as well. Great fun on long car trips or over a campfire. The game helps develop memory and learning skills. Apparently, I didn’t play it enough since […]

Sears 1972 – Oh Yeah, I’m Going There!

Oh my goodness!! I’m sorry, the exclamation points were totally necessary. While “investigating” for another post, my CRT (Crack Research Team) came across a time capsule – the 1972 Sears Wish Book. Ah, that great catalog of Christmas wishes for the youth of yesteryear. I’ve pulled out 10 pages and added some MJ-style captions for your […]

11 Sweet Senses of Summer Time

“Summer-time, And the livin’ is easy Fish are jumpin’ And the cotton is high.” George Gershwin Why is it that the senses explode during the summer? As children, we soaked it all in: the touches, tastes, smells, sights, and sounds of that glorious period of freedom. Summer takes on a different meaning as adults. We […]

7 Things I’d Like to Ask the Contestants on “The Glass House”

“People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Old Proverb *** ABC has been pimping promoting the heck out of it’s latest reality show over the past few weeks, for this “Big Brother”-ish program that premieres tonight (June 18th). Here is the premise of this provocative, soon to be Emmy-winning, voyeuristic, social-media-influenced, stellar television programming (aka, rubbish) taken straight off the ABC […]

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