Balboa Park in Bloom: December

How would you like to tour one of the most magnificent urban parks in the United States without looking up from your phone? Balboa Park contains thousands of beautiful trees from around the world. Towering giants and quirky flora from Australia, South and Central America, South Africa, India, and China thrive in San Diego’s Mediterranean … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: December

The DoD and Me

I had the honor of playing for the United States’ military and Allied troops in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait after Operation Desert Storm, in July and August, 1991. True story. Spent five weeks stationed in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and ten days in Doha, Kuwait. I was in college, at Appalachian State University in Boone, North … Continue reading The DoD and Me

Balboa Park in Bloom: November

How would you like to tour one of the most magnificent urban parks in the United States without looking up from your phone? Balboa Park contains thousands of beautiful trees from around the world. Towering giants and quirky flora from Australia, South and Central America, South Africa, India, and China thrive in San Diego’s Mediterranean … Continue reading Balboa Park in Bloom: November

I’ll Give You Something to Wipe

Imagine it’s Friday evening and you’re driving home in your brand new, red Audi after a long week at work. You haven’t slept well because you’ve been stressed about [FILL IN THE BLANK: That project? Your irritable innards? Inflation?]. You’re tired. Irritable. Looking forward to stretching out on the couch and tucking into a bowl … Continue reading I’ll Give You Something to Wipe

Make a Difference Day Shows Us How Really Useless We Are

Welcome back to The Complete Guide to Misery! Each post in this absurd series promotes a different form of human suffering and encourages readers to adopt self-destructive habits that will bring them mountains of anguish. This silliness is intended to be satire, not self-help. However, if readers’ lives are enriched in some way beyond laughter, … Continue reading Make a Difference Day Shows Us How Really Useless We Are

Relationships 101: Assume Everyone’s Worst Intentions

Welcome back to The Complete Guide to Misery! Each post in this absurd series promotes a different form of human suffering and encourages readers to adopt self-destructive habits that will bring them mountains of anguish. This silliness is intended to be satire, not self-help. However, if readers’ lives are enriched in some way beyond laughter, … Continue reading Relationships 101: Assume Everyone’s Worst Intentions

It’s Time for the United States to Stand Up to Our Overlords

Seems everywhere you look there's a fight about some political something-or-other. And something-or-other is about as clear as it usually seems to those who read the news to learn what's happening in the world since the last time we checked the news to learn what's happening in the world. But so much news coverage is … Continue reading It’s Time for the United States to Stand Up to Our Overlords

Savage Pessimism

Welcome to The Complete Guide to Misery! Each post in this absurd series will promote a different form of human suffering and encourage readers to adopt self-destructive habits that will bring them mountains of anguish. This silliness is intended to be satire, not self-help. However, if readers’ lives are enriched in some way beyond laughter, … Continue reading Savage Pessimism