Happy New Year to you and your people

Today is the first day of the New Year. It’s the day a lot of Americans have weapons-grade hangovers. The last time I had a hangover, any type of hangover, was 1993. It’s when I learned a man I both admired and respected did something truly horrible and was in prison. This man was my … Continue reading “Happy New Year to you and your people”

Merry Christmas to you and your people

Today is Christmas, the one day a year we celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus by buying material things for the people we love and present these material things to them while eating food none of us should be eating. Merry Christmas! This Christmas is special to me because I don’t remember last Christmas. I was … Continue reading “Merry Christmas to you and your people”

A lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving. It’s the one day a year we Americans are required by federal law to overeat, watch football, and think about what we’re thankful for. I have a lot to be thankful for. I’m married to the greatest woman in the world. The life we have together is pretty awesome and continues to get … Continue reading “A lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving”

I’m extremely thankful to have health insurance

I’m so, so thankful I have health insurance. I received a statement in the mail from the University of Maryland Medical Center for the surgery to remove part of my large bowel last month. Because I have health insurance, my out of pocket cost for the whole thing was zero. I’m lucky to have health insurance. … Continue reading “I’m extremely thankful to have health insurance”

I was mentioned in an article on Rollingstone.com

A long, long time ago, I was at my local Walmart after work and noticed a t-shirt in the men’s department that looked a lot like a Nazi Death’s Head, a Totenkopf. I took a picture of it with my Motorola Razr flip-phone. When I got home, I compared the photo I took at Walmart to an … Continue reading “I was mentioned in an article on Rollingstone.com”