On August 6th, I’ll be 31 years old. I wouldn’t bring it up because 31 isn’t one of those milestone years that people tend to get excited about, but after three decades (plus 1/10th of a decade) of life I’ve finally caught on that many people also care about the little birthdays in between. They [...]
WARNING: Don’t watch the following drowse-inducing videos while operating machinery. (This is a case of generally good advice being especially apt in the moment.) Once upon a time, there was a really high-strung person in the world. Sleepless, edgy, and all a-twitch all the time… Okay, I’m talking about myself. Rather, I would be talking [...]
If you want to play on Planet Playground, there are two rules to remember: #1 Don’t break any laws. #2 Don’t break any BONES! Parkour is our urban family’s favorite outdoor hobby. We’ll climb on and jump off almost anything in our neighborhood! It’s good exercise and for bored kids (and parents) it’s a FAR [...]
The family that plays together stays together, so I took my five year old ‘free-running’ Sunday, after the Amazing Snail Adventure. His balance and strength have come a long way since he first started leaping off our porch steps and scaring the bejeezus out of me a couple years ago! After our brief bout of [...]
You know, against the turbulent backdrop of my past, life seems downright mellow these days. I couldn’t be happier about that. Want more? Leave a comment!
When it’s warm enough, I like to walk outside (as opposed to the hours I spend on the Wii Fit when it’s cold out). One day was especially gorgeous, so I took my camera. Ah, spring! How I wish I wasn’t allergic to you. Want more? Leave a comment!
In which I search my neighborhood for interesting litter, marvel at flowers like I’ve never seen spring before, and bitch about the neighbors like a curmudgeon. This is not the oddbit you’re looking for. Want more? Leave a comment!
My dad’s autopsy report came in the mail yesterday. I was a little disappointed that they didn’t do toxicology or a full internal examination, but they didn’t really need to given how he died. Cause of death: Gunshot wound of the head. Manner: Suicide. The autopsy report was interesting for a number of reasons, some [...]
I am basically the person I thought I’d be if I lived to be my age. I remember my dad at 30. He seemed younger then than I am now. My mother was more manic at 30 than I am, but she had her shit in order. Except about men. Still about men. For me, [...]
A self portrait by Bastian I never can wait for the holidays to pass. Not that it’s an especially traumatic time, or anything, it just throws off my groove. If we lived on the other side of the world where this year-end stuff happens in summer, would I like it any better? I expect not. [...]