So’s Your Uncle Louie

So’s Your Uncle Louie

I don’t like to think of myself as being a terribly reactive person. I’m not a panic-first kind of guy. I generally prefer to be tempered, measured, moderate, contemplative. I prefer to weigh things as objectively as I can — to consider evidence, to gather facts (if...
The Big Switch

The Big Switch

About a year ago, I published a post about a practical joke I’d attempted to play on my grandson, Evan. It blew up in my face. But it didn’t change me or prevent me from pulling his leg. From Wednesday, April 27, to Monday, May 2, I was with Evan (now nine...
Home, Sweet Home: Part Two

Home, Sweet Home: Part Two

Those of you who are masochistic enough to read my posts with any regularity may remember my first post in this series. I had no idea there would be a second one. But then Saturday happened. Before we get there, a wee bit of history first: You might recall from the...
Just What We Need

Just What We Need

I had the misfortune to stumble on an article from New York magazine’s The CUT. It’s ominously titled, “A Vibe Shift Is Coming: Will Any of Us Survive It?” The obvious response is, “Who cares?” But this is an article that has every...
Yes, You Can Write

Yes, You Can Write

Grandma O’Brien loved to say, “There’s no sense being Irish if you can’t be thick.” She was right. Maybe that’s why when people say, “I can’t write,” I take it as a challenge to prove them wrong. Yes, you can write. If you can think...