2018: My First Great Mistake

I made a large bowl of rather excellent pasta, if I may say so. Allow me to walk your through the process, which was chaotic but ultimately packed with flavor and excitement. Let's begin by discussing the ingredients. For what I'm calling "Chicken Hilarity", you will need: Chicken breast, sauteed…

Weight Loss Is Hard

As in, losing weight sucks. There's nothing good about my cyclical winter re-fattening. Here's how it seems to go: Summertime means running outside. Sunshine. Heat. Lots of summer-ish stuff, moving quickly and doing things for the sheer pleasure of being outside because life seems to really pop once the temperature…

Waking Up Kids.

There are three species of animals in this house. Cats. Dogs. A manchild. He's eight. He's five feet tall and weighs one hundred pounds. I am, at various times, tasked with waking/relocating these beasts as demanded. Cats are the easist; I make cooing noises in my ridiculous pet voice, they…

The Knock-Down Rain

For lack of a better term, that's what I'm calling our rain. Because it knocked down every leaf-like structure in the universe.Up until two days ago, we were in that glorious stretch of weather that makes everything seem possible!The sun was shining. The breeze was light. The sky, that perfect October…