Turns Out Not Everybody Likes Me

FFor whatever variety of reasons, my 13 year old son has spent the last couple weeks struggling with the phenomenon I call “nobody likes me”.   My teacher doesn’t like me.  My coach doesn’t like me.  You and Mom are always upset with me, etc. etc.   Now, objectively speaking, he’s a pretty likable kid.  He’s got […]


The Brain-Mouth Filter

So, after we all watched the Broncos dispense with Tom Brady and the Patriots on Sunday I’m betting a lot of us tuned in for the NFC title game to find out who we’d be facing in Super Bowl XVIII. Turned out to be a pretty good game between the Seahawks and the 49’ers with Seattle […]


More Goodwill– Less Assholery

I know it’s the Holiday Season and everyone is trying to be cheery and happy and all that. And I hate to be the Grinchy McGrincherson who slinks in to jam your holiday spirit up your chimbley and so forth but there’s something I gotta get off my chest here. It could just be garden variety holiday […]


The Ira Glass Experience

                    On Saturday night, the wife and I ambled up to Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder to hear Ira Glass speak. If the name isn’t familiar, Ira is the creative force behind and the host of the NPR show (WBEZ in Chicago, technically) This American Life. If you’ve […]