Impractical Joker

I have always loved April Fools’ Day. I’m a practical joker by heart, so it’s a “holiday” that’s perfectly up my alley. Over the years, I’ve pulled some killer pranks. Like the time I created a fake note from Rusty’s first-grade teacher announcing that he’d been expelled from class. His mom was LIVID and started … Continue reading Impractical Joker

Instaglory is Fleeting

A few days ago, one of my Instagram photos was shared by a site with a kajillion followers. Well, 80.8K, to be exact. To be fair, I think the "K" actually refers to "thousand" but that's a moot point anyway. It's still a lot of people! Washingtonexplored reposted a photo of a train trestle I … Continue reading Instaglory is Fleeting

I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues

“You wanna come in and sing some blues?” “No thanks, Taj. There’s something about those songs. They depress me.” Unlike Navin R. Johnson (Steve Martin’s character in The Jerk), I have recently discovered that I actually like the blues. This comes as a big surprise, because I am unapologetically a rock ‘n roll guy. We … Continue reading I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues

Rabbits, Goats and Chickens, Too

This is going to be the best Thanksgiving in years! Maybe ever. I have never been so excited for a holiday before. However, it will only be spectacular if I don't... Float away. Blow away. Overdose from inhaling noxious pine-scented fumes. Stub my toe on a protruding corner of the kitchen counter and, while falling … Continue reading Rabbits, Goats and Chickens, Too


I have a sinking feeling that I might be a fame whore.  First off, there’s the whole writing thing.  I’d like to have a book published so my words live on long after I’m gone.  What better way to achieve immortality?  It would also be cool to have either a periodic element named after me … Continue reading OLFR