Category Archives: The Modern Condition

Hey, Grandpa!

I had no idea, but there is a whole series of these books for elementary school children. With titles like “What Did We Do Before Online Shopping?” and “What Did We Do Before Social Media?” I should get busy writing … Continue reading

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Me vs The Roadmaster

Coming home from the store a while back, we saw a Roadmaster parked in the neighborhood. “It’s a Roadmaster,” my wife said. “Yes, it is,” I agreed. “Doesn’t look like it’s in very good shape,” she added. “Looks like a … Continue reading

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You think people drive crazy now

Downtown Chicago, 1911.

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They’re scaring me

Moving to a new city means you have to find new doctors. I picked one, pretty much at random, from the insurance company list. He seemed like a nice guy at our first visit. However – when I called today … Continue reading

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“I think we just delivered the South to the Republican party for a long time to come”

Did LBJ really say this? Maybe yes, maybe no. Bill Moyers claims he did. If you Google it, you will likely find two types of results: those that use the quote without citation, and those that say it’s a myth. … Continue reading

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The Millennial Mind

Overheard in the Y locker room: “What if K.C. went ahead and left without us?” “He didn’t.” “How do you know?” “I have his phone in my pocket.” (Cf. Forgotten Baby Syndrome)

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Life, part two

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Life, part one

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Mixed signals?

The welcome board at the gym today read: Congratulations! You’re doing laps while the others are taking naps! I’m not sure that message has the intended consequence.

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Off-menu Specials at the Dentist

It’s National Dental Hygienist Week, which happened to coincide with my regular checkup. After the usual digging and scraping came the standard question, “What flavor do you want today?  Orange, mint, or strawberry?”, none of which struck me as appealing. … Continue reading

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