Tag Archives: silliness


By | July 2, 2019

When I was 14 my father paid a doctor $250 to sedate me heavily and then had me shipped via air freight to a museum in Duluth, MN. The awkward part was, of course, that the shipping company disregarded the “THIS END UP” on the box and transported me with my head down and my feet up. When… Read More »

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Continued Dumbassery, Duke Chapel Edition

By | June 2, 2019

Friends, consider the video embedded below. If I’ve done things right, clicking it should cause it to start playing at the 13 minute and 50 second mark. When the video cuts away from the the Rev. Dr. Carol Gregg encouraging us to share the peace of Christ with one another, look to the front row on the right.… Read More »

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By | May 30, 2019

So Carole and I were down in central North Carolina over the weekend and while we certainly did lots of fun and interesting things in our old stomping grounds (we used to live in Durham in the mid-1990s), I’d have to say that one of the high points of our trip was our chance to see and pose… Read More »

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Heroes of the Shutdown (1995 Edition)

By | January 20, 2018

With the 2018 Federal government shutdown careering along, I thought I’d share a treasured old, but true, story. Carole and I were on our first date on Saturday, December 16, 1995 in downtown Washington, DC — during the 1995 Clinton/Dole/Gingrich shutdown of fond memory. There was nothing else open in DC thanks to the shutdown so we went… Read More »

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Playing Footsie?

By | November 17, 2017

So there I was, dozing on a late flight from Chicago to Vermont, my arm dangling down next to my seat. Next thing you know, I’ve sleepily grabbed the shoe of the guy behind me and am trying (in my not-quite-half-awake stupor) to figure out what it is. Thank God he pulled it back abruptly and said nothing.

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Mister Sour Mash

By | April 6, 2017

Remind me sometime to tell you the story of how I walked into a bar in Virginia to ask directions and two hours later stumbled out, having somehow won the title of “Mister Sour Mash”. I hadn’t even known that there was a “Sour Mash Pageant.”

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Violate All Principles of Decency and Sanity This Halloween

By | January 28, 2017

For those of you with depraved senses of humor, here’s your Halloween 2017 costume.1If you really want one, search for “Inflatable Mr Superawesomeness Adult Patrick Costume”. And may God have mercy on your soul. Just imagine wearing this, lumbering down the streets of your town, shouting “THERE IS NO GOD”. Footnotes   [ + ] 1. ↑ If you really… Read More »

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Strangers at a bar

By | January 17, 2017

… “So there I was, working construction, doing site cleanup work where a new office tower was going up, okay? “And I came across this little bottle buried in the mud. Nothing special to look at. Little brown bottle with a cork in. Pretty well buried when I came across it. Who knows how long it’d been down… Read More »

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Fiftieth Birthday/Twentieth Wedding Anniversary

By | January 4, 2017

2017 marks two landmark dates in my life: my 50th birthday on September 20, and Carole and my 20th wedding anniversary a week earlier on September 13. (I was determined to get married before I turned 30. I managed it with a week to spare.) Carole and I are taking an early 20th anniversary trip to Hawaii next… Read More »

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Call The Governor of Tennessee…

By | December 21, 2016

Carole and I took an extended trip to Canada’s Maritime provinces (well, all except Newfoundland) in 2003. For the most part, we had a good time, although the mosquitoes in coastal New Brunswick were something we could have easily done without. The high point of our trip was our stopover in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island. Cavendish is known… Read More »

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