Archive for January, 2013

How To Be An Effective Loser

The theme song for my life is “Loser” by Beck. I don’t say this in a self-deprecating way. I’m not hoping for Claudia to come over here and say, “you’re not a loser, honey.” I’m a loser and proud of it. The song changed my life. When the song came  out “Melrose Place” and  “Beverly […] Read On…

Finding Your Goal And Purpose In Life

When I was  twelve years old I had one purpose in life. I wanted to be a Colonel. And not just any colonel. I wanted to be an Honorary Colonel in the Kentucky State Militia. Just like my hero – Colonel Sanders. I had to start off slow – Kentucky was the glamor state to […] Read On…

Imaginary Letter from My Daughter to Me

Imaginary letter from my teenage daughter to me: — Dear Dad, I’m sorry I walked in the house the other day, didn’t say “hi”, and just walked into my room and locked the door. I have these hormones that are being triggered that are encouraging me to explore the world and that means I’m feeling […] Read On…

You Ever Have One of Those Days

You ever have one of those days when it’s 3 in the morning in New York and you find a dark alley to smash a coconut to smithereens because you were told by a psychic it was good luck? And you needed that luck because you were going to lose your house and all of […] Read On…

The Six People You Must Find Today

Here’s a little story that must be told. Six people out of seven billion people were sent from deep space on a mission to Earth. Each of these people contains a part of a hidden message encoded in their DNA. You have twenty four hours to find all six people, to reach into their DNA […] Read On…

I Visited Him in Jail

I visited him once when he was in jail but my memory is starting to go (see my Alzheimers story for why) so I’m afraid I can’t remember if this was the time he handcuffed himself to a police officer in protest to a war or it was the time he was having a bipolar […] Read On…

10 Reasons Why You Have to Quit Your Job This Year

This was going to end badly. My boss screamed at me in front of my colleagues. I had done something wrong of course. I had sent a product to the client without debugging it thoroughly. It was my fault. But I don’t like being yelled at. And fortunately I was sitting on a job offer […] Read On…