Ringing in Restraint

We did it. Another year under our belts. So how'd you fare? Did you thrive? Maintain? Or was this unfortunately a year of challenges and setbacks? Well, no matter. We're all just hours away to a clean slate. Toss aside those triumphs and disappointments because no matter what your situation has been over the last …

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Auld Lang Insane

Well. That was certainly an experience. I'm speaking of 2017, of course. Or to use former president George W. Bush's more apt phrasing, "That was some weird shit." But never mind him, how did YOU make out, dear reader? Did you cringe with each news cycle or somehow just gut it out over the last …

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Shattering Me Some Lang Syne

Whew. Stick a fork in it and let's roll out of here already. Never mind popping corks to celebrate the new year; let's just swig directly from the bottles, toss 'em in the garbage, and then forget the old one. Whoever shatters the most glass can apparate directly to 2020. Forget that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named¹ fellow for a minute, I'm …

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Thin Mints, Triscuit Crackers, and Ben Grauer: New Year’s Eve Memories

New Year's Eve was always special tradition in my boyhood home because it was also my parents' wedding anniversary.  Just prior to my dad being shipped off to boot camp during World War Two, those two crazy kids drove from Detroit to that romantic getaway of Napolean, Ohio, where, ostensibly, it was the equivalent of a …

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