Springtime and Relationships – an essay

Springtime is nice, isn’t it?  Everyone seems to look forward to those first light-jacket days and birdsong mornings.  Spring is like watching Game of Thrones in reverse – “Winter is Leaving!” But it’s also full of false hopes.  Themes of rebirth and resurrection make you think you’re going to start to take charge and fix those things you’ve always […]

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Caribbean Cruises

I’ve just been reading David Foster Wallace’s “A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again“.  There’s an essay in there about David Lynch films, and the idea that “evil” itself doesn’t make people uncomfortable, but the idea that the thoughts and feelings of evil people are things we’ve all felt before, the thoughts most of […]

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Injury Beard Update 10/29

The beard survives…for now.  Our sketch group had a photo shoot this weekend, and I got some fun pictures with it – I’ll let you know when they are up on the website – where I was compared to Joaquin Phoenix, Zak Galafiniakis, and “an evil priest in a Robert Rodriguez movie.”  I’m pretty happy […]

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Injury Beard Update 10/23

It’s official!  I am now part of Movember, the month-long moustache-growing event raising money for men’s health awareness.  As a man (or an approximation thereof), I care about men’s health, and you should, too.  So check out my moustache page, and donate if you are so inclined. You’ve already seen the progress I’ve made, but […]

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Standup Fail (or was it?)

Everyone at home asks what I’m up to.  It’s hard to tell them.  There are things I’m working on, and things I’m putting off, and things I’m just trying not to forget about. The good news: our sketch group has a new website.  We’re working on new material – new videos, a live show.  It’s […]

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Nature by Chicago

Sometimes, you just need to get away.  Is that how it goes?  It’s true, though, and for someone who grew up on a farm and moved to the city, I think it’s especially true.  Isolation is kind of my normal. Of course, I occasionally drop in conversation how I really need to get out of […]

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Injury Beard Update

  I was supposed to put up an update about a week ago with the picture on the right, but my phone wasn’t uploading pictures.  Instead, I made some Bone-in Ribeye, Twice Baked Potatoes, and sauteed asparagus in honor of Erin’s last day of work.  Saturday was, of course, the Husker Game (#lolbadgers), and Sunday […]

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Dad’s Birthday/Gift Giving Guide

Today is my Dad’s birthday.  It’s a strange occasion in our family.  My Dad was always a little uncomfortable about receiving gifts, and I’ve never been good at giving them.  Or rather, remembering the occasions on which they are supposed to be given. But even when I do remember it’s rare I can think of […]

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