Be Nice! Save a Seal!

by on August 30, 2016

I’ve always thought of myself as a self-aware man, or at least a self-critical one, and I realized the other day that I’m in danger of becoming cynical. As we leave summer behind and move into the fall, a time when we return to more routine and structure in our lives (does the feeling of […]

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  The resistance of human beings to change is legendary. Some people will do anything to avoid it, including wistfully wishing to return to the “good old days.” But, as Billy Joel reminds us, “The good old days weren’t always good and tomorrow’s not as bad as it seems.” (Cousin Kb gave you her opinion […]

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The Olympics Are Odd

by on August 20, 2016

The Olympics have the unique power to make people care about things they would never think about at any other time. If someone walked up to you and said, “I can do three backflips on a beam three inches wide,” you might respond with, “That’s great, Susie. Can I have an order of fries with […]

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Sibling Horror Stories

August 12, 2016

  (Cousin Craig is back…) Dear Cole’s Mom (AKA—Katybeth), I don’t know how odd this is, or if it’s even noteworthy. But ever since I can remember, my brother and sister have been trying to kill each other. I have been hurt by both, of course, but I’ve always felt like either a training ground […]

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Happiness Ceiling – Too Much Happy

August 7, 2016

Too much happy. Some days are logistical calendar nightmares. Recently, Cole (my son and business partner) and I faced off against such a day picking up and dropping off our campers. But we knew that if we made a plan, worked our plan, and kept our sense of humor, we could make a mockery of […]

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Sports Video Guy Speaks Out

August 5, 2016

Cole’s Mom (that would be Katybeth) asked me to write about sports, and while I tend to lean toward the funny side of things, this post turned out quite different. Maybe another time I will try to wax hilarious about the tools of ignorance or point out the shortcomings of offensive line play when it […]

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Chicken Wing Day, Lasagna Day, Cheese Sacrifice Day, Rain Day

July 29, 2016

★~ ♥~♥~★~ El Morno!~♥~★ ~★~♥~ July 29,2016 ★~ Today’s Quote: Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. ~Sam Keen  ★~ Chicken Wing Day: Whether you like them hot and spicy, sticky sweet or plain Jane and whether your prefer them served with blue cheese, plum sauce or celery sticks, chicken wings have to be the most versatile […]

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Real Heros Making A Difference Everyday

July 28, 2016

  Cousin Craig’s Odd Viewpoint – Superheroes—what are they? A person who can fly and bend steel or who has abilities beyond those of mere mortals might be considered super, for sure, but a hero? Bravery is not the lack of fear; it is overcoming fear. I have been a comic book fan for many […]

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Trending – Does Tiffany Really Look like Hannah?

July 22, 2016

  Dear Cousin Craig (CC)  wrote this post yesterday (July 21). His take on the current trends. I’ve thrown in my worthy opinion as well.  I have included links if you have no idea what he is writting about.  Trust me, I needed those links more than you probably will. Odd Current Events My dear […]

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Living in The Best of Times

July 22, 2016

Ah, the good old days. You know, back in the day, when kids didn’t sass, teachers were revered, neighborhoods were like villages, and the beat cop stopped by the porch for lemonade. The time before   violence and fear was invented. But hold your horses, before we get too nostalgic, are times really worse than […]

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