Two First Days

Now that it's Tuesday evening, I have officially had two first days with my new company. I really need to come up with a nickname so I can talk about 'em without giving too much away, like I did with Ye Olde Publishing Company. Let's see...they have been providing telephone, cable, and internet services to … Continue reading Two First Days

Glorious Weekendtime, Very Nice

It's amazing how quickly a four-day weekend flies by. I'd planned on going for a hike on Thursday, but the weather didn't cooperate. I figured I'd go on Friday instead, but again, it was too cold and overnight snow made the roads dicey. So I watched a bunch of The Haunting of Bly Manor and … Continue reading Glorious Weekendtime, Very Nice

Selling Out and it Feels so Good

How very weird, relaxing on my recliner, sipping coffee and watching the snow fall outside when every fiber of my being screams, you should be at work! Also weird: how completely relaxed and stress-free I feel at the moment. For weeks, I've been waking up around 4 a.m., my brain immediately kicking into high gear … Continue reading Selling Out and it Feels so Good

And Then There Were Three…

Got through my last full week at Ye Olde Publishing Company and now have just three days to go. Kinda surreal to think about that. I'm in that weird transitional place now—think of it as a corporate bardo of sorts, the Tibetan Buddhist state of existence between death and rebirth. A between-jobs limbo where I'm … Continue reading And Then There Were Three…

Are You Sirius?

When I bought my Kona, it came with a free three-month subscription to SiriusXM. The same happened with my Mazda years ago; the satellite radio company clearly has some kind of deal worked out with automobile manufacturers. I didn't listen to it much in the Mazda, but I've really gotten into it with my Hyundai. … Continue reading Are You Sirius?

How NOT to Get Published

Sometimes, we get really interesting emails from people wanting to collaborate or contribute articles to our parenting magazine. Usually I ignore them, but every once in a while I can't resist the urge to respond. This mostly happens when they bug us repeatedly. You'd think they would get the hint after their first three emails … Continue reading How NOT to Get Published

Mob Mentality

Tara’s a genius, because she added a teaspoon of dark chocolate cocoa mix to her coffee this morning in lieu of sugar and damn if that wasn’t delicious. Inspired by her creativity, I suggested upping the ante by adding a splash of Bailey's, and that just sealed the deal. We should open a coffee shop. … Continue reading Mob Mentality

What’s Up, Doc?

I got a phone call yesterday that had me all sorts of confused. "This is Dr. Richardson calling," the voice on the other end of the line said when I answered. "What's up, doc?" I replied, and immediately had to bite my tongue. Because... All the while, I'm scratching my head, trying to figure out … Continue reading What’s Up, Doc?