I am keeping my masks and toilet paper stocked

I will admit it. It is pretty weird. You go through your entire life not doing something, and then you have to start doing it all the time. Then suddenly, boom! You don’t have to do it anymore.... more


Love my friends, no matter who they love

My best friend when I was a kid was named Randy. Randy and I were practically inseparable until high school. That is when, even though he lived one block over, he went to one high school and I went to another. The district boundaries were tightly enforced.... more


Trip to Roswell, N.M. is alien abduction free

Aliens, UFOs, abductions. These are all topics that have fascinated me for decades. I got my first cheap paperback book about aliens when I was probably 10 years old. And there was one place it mentioned, a place that is the epicenter for all UFO loving people like me: Roswell, N.M.... more


You don't have to accept the truth, but it is still the truth

Truth. What is the truth? These days, it depends on who you ask. It used to be that there were things that were true and things that were false. That no longer seems to be the case. And it is quite confusing.... more


There are many things I haven't done since I was a kid

The other day I was driving through a parking lot and I stopped for a mother and young daughter who were walking toward a business. Well, the mom was walking. The girl was doing some strange, high-step looking jog. What was she doing?... more


It is a new world when it comes to names

Do you remember your senior photo? Do you remember the horror of looking at yourself in all of your pimple/bad hair/huge features/goofy look glory? I do. My senior photo was one for the ages … the Dark Ages. I decided it would be a good idea to get a haircut just before I got my picture taken. The result was a bad haircut captured forever. Thankfully, it is hard to get past my acne and giant nose. Even my Adam’s apple seems to be leaping out of the photo.... more


I love all things bigfoot – except the eye roll

My wife just looks at me and rolls her eyes. Now, this is something I get often. To be honest, I generally do deserve the eye roll. I tend to say dumb things, and being my wonderful wife, she never misses any of the dumb things I say.... more


No reason to celebrate this Earth Day

It is my birthday week, something I don’t get as excited about as I used to. It was great when you were younger – turning 10 (double digits), 16 (driver’s license!), 21 (drinking legally). Those are a big deal.... more


The rites of spring means chores

Let’s face it – we all lie to ourselves. Usually they are little lies: I look great today. I don’t look fat. I am going to clean the basement this weekend. I can’t wait to start jogging.... more


You are being tracked – by big business

I really didn’t like my biology teacher in high school, and it was pretty clear he didn’t like me either. He was one of those guys who was very full of himself and thought it was just fine to put down 15-year-old boys in the class if it got a laugh out of everyone else. I, of course, provided plenty of opportunities for him to blast off.... more


'Live PD' shows the best, and the worst

I love the TV show “Cops.” It is an adrenaline rush of a show, and one that highlights some of the best police officers and some of the dumbest criminals on the planet.... more