Sketch of Spain

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A little over two years ago my plane touched down in Barajas Airport in Madrid, and I knew just as much about the country as I did when I was 18 and first dreamed of going to the country: nothing. I knew Madrid was there. I knew of the Freddie Mercury tune about Barcelona, I ...

Being a Good Husband

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   During a marriage there are times when you don't connect with your partner. There are often days where the two of you aren't in sync no matter how hard you both try. Some days it's just hard to get out of your own head and put your mind on the other person.  But there are also ...

A good, old dog

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I'm exhaling finally. My dog Chili broke a nail the other night. There was a lot of bleeding and worry, followed by the dog having a loss of appetite and a severe case of lethargy for a few days.After a visit to the vet yesterday, the doctor was concerned about Chili's breathing and his heart. During ...

Fun with Powerball!

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After lunch today I stopped at the gas station near my house. As I waited in line to make my purchase I found myself right in the middle of Powerball fever. People were lined up three deep for their chance at a billion dollars. There were smiles, talk of relief from debt, and desperation for a ...

2015 is Over

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It's the end of the year. My first inclination is to say that this has been a terrible year, and that if you ranked all of my prior years 2015 would be a lot closer to the bottom than the top. That's all true, but I'm going to find the positive in this year.  This year I ...

Meat/Foot

It's a hell of a thing, getting past whatever semblance of youth that I have and moving towards the soul-crushing inevitability that is middle-age (or whatever that time in a person's late thirties are when the realize that all their rowdy friends have settled down) that serves as the impetus for this blog's creation. ...

Post-Grad

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Caveat: this sort of post might not be interesting to most of you. It's more for me. Feel free to not read it, I don't care.  Big moments, people. Maybe not as big for me as for the person that it's happening to, but a moment nonetheless.  My niece graduated high school on Saturday (with honors!) and ...