Father’s Day

Daddy Furious died several years ago – something that I’m pretty sure that I’ve mentioned once or twice on this blog.  As a result, and the fact that I am not a parent myself, I tend not to think too much about Father’s Day.  Typically, it’s not until a week or two later after it’s…

Of Dentists and Burgers

I’m feeling a lot – A LOT – better than I had been, at least from a mental health perspective.  Physically, things have hit a plateau, and I don’t know what’s going on.  But then, I wouldn’t be me if I did. It appears that the conclusion of my dental issues is in the distant…

A Not-So-Simple Question

How do you forgive yourself? Is it as simple as saying, “I won’t carry this weight any further,” or is there something that one must do?  Must one announce the offense to third parties and ask for their understanding?  Or does one pray in hopes that God will forgive and that somehow you’ll know? I’ve…

Blood on the Highway

I’m strongly considering retitling this blog to something like Blood on the Highway, as it seems that most of my recent adventures have all been centered around my favorite chore:  Driving. In the near-month since my last post (I’ve been busier than usual), I have nearly been hit at least four times, nearly hit someone…

Candy, Cars, and Carrying On

I’ve developed an odd fixation as of late – and it’s just so . . . weird. I’ve been craving (and devouring) Hershey’s Mr. Goodbars like there’s no tomorrow.  I’m not kidding – this is a candy that, before last month, I’d probably had ten Mr. Goodbars total in the last decade (if not longer). …

Feeling Safe

Well, my visit to Physician #4 has given me something to think about – specifically, that my never-ending source of pain might be due to a compromised nerve.  Now, I’ve said this pretty much for the last month, noting that I felt very strongly that my headaches were due to something that I either had…

The Story Thus Far

Due to the abundance of available holiday chocolate, I am experiencing yet another one of my “Oh, Please Kill Me and End This” headaches.  I didn’t realize how much sugar I’d been downing until the other day, when I happened to take a peek at my garbage bin.  It’s a dry bin, meaning that it’s…

And . . . It Begins

Happy 2018! When I awoke this morning, it was -1ºF.  I closed my eyes for a few extra minutes and checked again. It was now -3ºF. I didn’t know that something like that could happen.  I mean, as the day goes on, it’s supposed to get warmer, right?  If this is any indication of what…

Another Year

It’s the end of the year! I don’t know why I’m so excited, especially since most of 2018 will involve me having to address issues from 2017, that I’d hoped would just go away.  Oh, I’m thankful for another day and being able to see the start of yet another year, but there’s also a…

Being Lost

Grades are finished, submitted, and are now a thing of distant memory.  There’s a great feeling one has once the final grade sheet is turned in; it marks the end of another term and puts the proverbial period to the end of a subject.  It’s over, in much the same way that the completion of…

White Powder

Over the course of the last month or so, it has snowed a number of times, here in the Upper Midwest.  Most of this was essentially fluff, literally a few snowy grains on the pavement, that are quickly blown away with the day’s first breeze.  It’s been cold, but even that had fluctuated, and between…

Bah Humbug

Question, people: When does the whole “goodwill towards men” part begin?  Is there a specific date? I ask because I’m about to go ballistic on a few people, and I don’t want to start handing out beat-downs during the time I’m supposed to be good.  Can’t have someone dropping a dime on me to Santa,…