If You Look Backwards Too Long, You’ll Wreck

It's the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. While I love celebrating, I have never understood the fascination with new year's resolutions and the "new year, new you" movement. I mean a fresh start is great, but the world doesn't magically change between 11:59 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. on December…

The Men of Christmas Shopping

From the onset of the holiday shopping season through about Dec 23rd, this is the role of the guys pulled away from their tvs, recliners and snacks and drug to the mall. They become the guards of the bags. The keepers of the purses. The placeholders in lines from store to store. And then it gets worse.

TP Talk Take 2

As you all know, toilet paper replenishment is near and dear to my heart. During this holiday season, I would like to thank all those who are spreading love and cheer by changing toilet paper rolls across our great nation. Your sacrifice is recognized and appreciated. Alas, our work is not done. There are those…

Step Into the Bubble

My therapist said I'm "salvageable". That's an exact quote from Mike Ryan at Leading Edge Physical Therapy. Yes, after 5 weeks of therapy he proclaimed me not hopelessly broken. I was encouraged. Then I went back and they put grocery bags on my feet and told me to walk in a bubble. True story. I…

What’s in the Shadows?

It's dark as pitch at 5:30 a.m. I know this because I walk my neighborhood every morning before work (ok, ok most mornings). Oh sure I carry a flashlight, but it does very little to dispel the darkness.  Who knows what's lurking in those shadows? As I step out my front door, my surveillance tactics are…