I Suck at Relaxing

Saturday, I had an epiphany: I suck at relaxing. After shopping for groceries, mowing the lawn, and spending over an hour plucking weeds from the ground in 90-degree heat I wandered into the backyard, sweaty and sore, and found Tara kicking back on a zero-gravity lounger in the shade of our ash tree, Kindle in … Continue reading I Suck at Relaxing

99 Bottles of Beer on the Floor

It was yet another busy weekend. I swear, I say that all the time, but I feel like I never get any downtime. I mentioned this to my mom last weekend and she said when married couples both work full-time, it's inevitable that weekends are filled with chores. She's right, of course. At least if … Continue reading 99 Bottles of Beer on the Floor

Ban My Book…Please!

I think my book is too tame. Don't get me wrong; it's hardly G-rated. There's sex, violence, and profanity. Kidnapping and substance abuse. Desecration of public lands, for crying out loud. But sadly, nobody has banned No Time for Kings. Too bad, because apparently, banned books sell like hotcakes. If you really want to ride … Continue reading Ban My Book…Please!

Funny-Looking Raccoon

Last Friday I was hiking the Skyline Wilderness trail before work, when I rounded a bend and came across this guy. What a funny looking raccoon! I thought, before quickly realizing that: A) It was not a raccoon, and B) There was nothing funny about the situation. In retrospect, sure. But we both stopped dead … Continue reading Funny-Looking Raccoon