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Dating in an Existential Crisis

I find myself single again in 2021. I was going to wait before going back into the dating pool, but a friend said I might find someone interesting if I dived right in during my existential crisis. That sounded intriguing, so I’m back out there, cell phone apps at the ready. It’s one thing to […]

The End of 2020

2020 is coming to an end tonight. It was an odd year. Certainly not the worst year for me personally. 2015 and 2016 were way worse. It might be the worst year in my lifetime for us, though. When the year started, 2020 sounded like such a big number. The future had arrived. While I […]

My Favorite Teacher Story

On January 1st, 2020, I was in a teacher’s training program to become an elementary school teacher. Today, December 31st, I don’t know if I ever want to work in a school again. That transformation needs its own essay. But I want to try to end 2020 with a good memory, so here’s my favorite […]

Not So Sneaky Kitty

My cat doesn’t eat human food. I’d say I’m lucky, but it’s how I raised him. I never give him anything except cat food. He doesn’t beg or try to steal my food. He seems perfectly content and I’m happy with a polite pet. Tonight, however, was different. We got Chinese takeout and the cat […]


My car was in the shop recently, so I was driving a borrowed car for a few days. Normally, when I drive, I listen to CDs or my iPod. (Yes, I said iPod. The old school iPods are way better than smartphones as music players.) Since it was temporary, I decided not to load any […]

Big Brother Is Watching

Of all the threats that the information age has brought up, privacy has always seemed like the least big deal. I’m sure a lot of that is because I lead a boring life. People can spy on me all they want and they’re unlikely to uncover anything embarrassing. I mean, I do trip and fall […]


I’m a reader. I don’t remember learning to read. My mom tells me I was two when I started. But I feel like I’ve always been reading. I’ll read pretty much anything someone puts in front of me. I take recommendations. I read fiction of almost any genre and nonfiction on almost any topic. My […]

Friday Post

My car wouldn’t start this morning. Luckily, my parents live nearby, so my daughter was only about fifteen minutes late to school. Then, I called AAA and waited around for them to come. The guy arrived and it wasn’t the battery. I was hoping it was the battery. That’s a relatively cheap, easy fix. He […]

Big Dick Energy (or, Life With a Large Penis)

I’ve been tweeting alot about the crisis of meaning that I’ve been experiencing. And while I could go on about the absurdity of school and work, there’s a more interesting experience that I’ve been thinking about. I have a big dick, and everyone knows it. But the experiences one expects as a result have not […]


I’ve never liked homework. I’m not sure anyone likes homework exactly, but I was more averse to it than most. A lot of the time, that meant that I simply didn’t do my homework. I discovered that if I aced all the tests, my grades would be OK even with a bunch of zeros on […]