There once was a man from Nantucket. How many stories have begun that way and ended well? I’m guessing not many. There just aren’t many ways to take that verse from beginning to end with any sense of decorum. But for Odd’s sake, I’m going to try. How many days or weeks have you started … Continue reading Nantucket, Hurricanes, Poor Cousin Craig
Tootling along in our loaner Metris van, my twenty-year-old (Cole) suddenly noticed the check engine light blink. The blinking code indicated that the loaner would soon need a routine service check. Cole and I started to laugh hysterically. And then the check tire pressure light came on, and we laughed even harder than hysterically. Your … Continue reading Mercedes I Want My Metris!
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 … Continue reading Be Nice! Save a Seal!
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 … Continue reading Odd Point of View “The Good Old Days”
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 … Continue reading The Olympics Are Odd
(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 … Continue reading Sibling Horror Stories
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 … Continue reading Happiness Ceiling – Too Much Happy
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 … Continue reading Sports Video Guy Speaks Out
★~ ♥~♥~★~ 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 … Continue reading Chicken Wing Day, Lasagna Day, Cheese Sacrifice Day, Rain Day
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 … Continue reading Real Heros Making A Difference Everyday