Wise Words from the Dead

The situation is the boss. That’s a concept I just learned from watching the Grateful Dead documentary ‘Long Strange Trip’ on Amazon Prime. It was the philosophy adopted by the musicians and crew once tour manager Sam Cutler left in 1974. The band’s actual boss, Jerry Garcia, was a strict anti-authoritarian and refused to acknowledge... Continue Reading →

Don’t Fret…Dance Dance Dance!

Let’s all just take a big online breath here…and dance. Just a suggestion:  click off the never-ending battle between the political left and right for a sec and pop on some bumping music.  If your personal, paid-for collection of hits isn’t handy, do a quick YouTube search for whatever tune you’re into – it’s there... Continue Reading →

This is What Democracy Looks Like

Gentlemen, the Women’s Marches tomorrow aren’t just for women. At least the one I went to last year in Dallas wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong, it was ALL about empowering women (of course!), but hundreds of men and boys showed up, too. The females who walked alongside my son and I (even the shouting strangers... Continue Reading →

A Parade for Losing

My Brownies went 0-16 and some fans threw a big parade. 3,200 diehards showed up Saturday, January 6th in sub-zero wind chill to ironically celebrate the Cleveland Brown’s ‘perfect’ season.  It was a protest, really, a serious message to owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam that the fans are not happy.  They could have marched in... Continue Reading →

There’s Hope For Us Boys, Yet.

Too many ‘men behaving badly’ stories lately – here’s a tale of some boys being sweet. My wife and I went to our pre-k son’s holiday party.  Twenty-eight 5-year-olds wearing their PJ’s as a treat painted upside down sugar cones with green frosting and decorated them with candy to make miniature Christmas trees.  They colored... Continue Reading →

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