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My daughter is having her second sleepover of her winter break. A couple of days ago, she hosted. Tonight she’s staying at a friend’s. I don’t know how it is for other parents, but I find hosting a sleepover to be a lot of work. I feel a lot of pressure to make sure they […]

Christmas Stories

One of my favorite holiday traditions is the tradition of Christmas stories. I read “A Christmas Carol” every year. I love Frosty and Rudolph. I have The Grinch on CD and listen to it regularly. I also write stories. So one thing I really wanted to write this December is a Christmas story. I wrote […]

Too Much Christmas Music?

I realized today that there’s only one more day before Christmas, but I haven’t listened to all of my Christmas music yet. I don’t think I’m going to get through it all this year. Does that mean I have too much? I only added one new album this year, Eric Clapton’s Happy Xmas. It’s solid […]

Christmas Shopping

I’m a last minute kind of shopper. I don’t like shopping, so I put it off. I’ve been a little better since I’ve had a kid, but not great. Back at Thanksgiving, I felt like I had plenty of time. Then next thing I know it’s three days before Christmas and I still have things […]

I Must Be Bad At First Dates

About a month ago, I went on a first date with a woman I met on OKCupid. This one was unusual in that I thought it went well. We had a lot in common. We went out to dinner, and stayed talking in the restaurant for a solid hour and a half after we finished […]

Holiday Haiku

Christmas time is here don’t want the trees to get cold so bring them inside *** Hanukah ended but there’s no need to be sad memories remain *** Nature has gone cold gray is the dominant shade unless there is snow Share This:

A Quick Thought About Amazon

This isn’t about the morality of using Amazon, or monopolies, or wages, or anything like that. It is about the experience of using Amazon. By some measures, Amazon is the most successful business on the planet, maybe in history. It’s kind of hard to believe. When it comes to actually using their site, there’s a […]

A Sick Kid

Having a sick kid is the worst. It’s a stress like no other. And my kid isn’t even seriously ill. It’s just a nasty cold. She’s going to miss a couple days of school and then be fine. It’s not half as bad as when she got the flu a couple years ago. But I […]


What to write about My idea jar is empty I’m left with nothing *** Alone with my thoughts In this case means all alone The thoughts won’t join me *** I have a blank screen That wants to be filled with words But words will not come Share This:

December 2018

Last December, I made a post a day for the month. I decided to try it again this year. And the good news is that Jamil is going to try to join me. I’m not as confident this year as I was last year. Last year we had a new Star Wars movie to generate […]