2013:The Year We (Re)Make Contact

Am trying to make myself spend some more time on things that aren’t work; you know, things that I enjoy and things that make life worth living. One of those things is writing on this blog. I do like it, it makes me feel good. Another one of those things is playing music. I hope […]

Good Lord There Are a Lot of Weeds ‘Round Here

Yes, so it’s been a while. [Insert excuses here]. At the moment, I am sitting on the porch in the late Sunday afternoon sun. It is a gorgeous day in May, and there’s a soft wind blowing, just enough to rustle the trees. I can hear the birds chirping and…way off on the distance, Spouse […]

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose – Revisited (okay, Republished)

Republished from March 11th, 2011 because this piece was linked to once by the estimable Puck Daddy and the content is kind of timely; also because this place needs to look like it has new content and I haven’t blogged at all for a very long time because of the perpetual plague that has descended […]

Happy Birthday, Benjamin!

One year ago today, it all changed…and it’s all for the better.  Thanks for coming into our lives, little fellow!  

There Are No Words.

  My deepest condolences to the families, friends and loved ones of all those who perished in the charter plane crash in Russia earlier today.  There are no words to express the sadness this tragic event has brought upon the hockey world;  no doubt players, coaches and team personnel throughout the NHL are thinking of […]

The Cacophony Society

If my boy Lothar is still out there reading: The Cacophony Society Slogan: “You may already be a member.” I believe this organization to be the only one superior to the Sydney Carton Society (still waiting for that Second Annual Meeting, by the way).

Storm Damage August 25, 2011

Storm Damage August 25, 2011, a set on Flickr. Those trees along the north wall of that turkey barn? They used to have tops. We had quite a storm last night around 9:30. Very strong winds for a short period of time, and protracted lightning/thunder. This morning, we discovered that we had several large trees […]

Setting the Bead With Fire: A Tractor Story

Had you seen me, ’round about six o’clock in the evening on Sunday, heading in the general direction of the People’s Lawn Tractor with a gas can, some matches and a distinct air of purpose about me – well, no one would have blamed you for feeling a little uneasy.  That vague sense of foreboding […]

We Need Us Some of That Medicine

Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis.  ~Jack Handey, “Deep Thoughts,” Saturday Night Live Click here to hear some of that medicine – The Boy Laughing We’ve been ill around here for the last little bit.  A noxious, soul-destroying cold, first imported into […]

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

Cam Cole wrote a ridiculous article today about social media and the National Hockey League trade deadline. Cole mentions that during the intense discussions surrounding today’s NHL trade deadline, many people availed themselves of the opportunity to have a little fun;  some folk decided to create Twitter accounts that appeared to emanate from real hockey […]