Category Archives: Jay

Misophonia

By | January 30, 2020

After all these years, I have an explanation for why I absolutely can’t stand listening to someone eat an apple. It’s misophonia — and apparently the loathing of hearing someone eat an apple is one of the most common expressions of the syndrome. Not all crunching sounds drive me up a wall. There’s just something about the crunch… Read More »

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Duluth

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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In memory of their sacrifice: June 6, 1944

By | June 6, 2019
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Battles With Depression

By | June 5, 2019

The last seven years have been very bad ones for me, mentally speaking. I’ve been so depressed for much of that time that I’ve done a lot of stupid things, from procrastinating on things that matter, to putting on weight and not getting enough exercise, to spending money unwisely, to taking people for granted, to not saying “thanks”… 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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Wienermobile!

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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Game Camera: May 2019

By | May 29, 2019

We’ve had a game camera for a year and a half now and it’s been intermittently recording the back yard for about a year. I say “intermittently” because I turned it off this past December (or thereabouts) and only turned it back on again at the beginning of May. Last year we got a nice video of a… Read More »

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2019 Susan G Komen Twin Cities 3-Day

By | May 29, 2019

Everyone — for the 12th year in a row, I’m signed up to take part in one of the Susan G Komen breast cancer charity walks — the kind that goes on for three days, twenty miles a day (yes, sixty miles total — it’s groovy). This year I’ll be walking in Minneapolis/St Paul in mid-August — a… Read More »

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Earworms

By | May 15, 2019

It’s bad enough when you find yourself afflicted by an earworm, but you know what really sucks? Having a song stuck in your head that you’re not actually very fond of and that you haven’t actually heard played in years — but somehow, nonetheless, which has swum up out of your unconsciousness and has taken over. I’ve had… Read More »

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Jay’s Latest Venture Into Attention-Grabbing Idiocy

By | May 13, 2019

Back in the day, Carole and I loved the Discovery channel show Mythbusters, the show dedicated to testing the veracity and/or plausibility of various urban myths. We found that the show got old as the years went by and the producers spent more and more time milking the humor value and trying to fit as many explosions into… Read More »

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