Category: Life Lessons

The Three Day Weekend Question

Here's a question for you... We can all agree that three day weekends are awesome. No really, we can literally all agree on that. But let's say that your boss said that you could have a day off every month allowing you to have one three day weekend a month. The only kicker is that ...

A Morning with Springsteen: A Few Hours in a Springsteen Spotify Wormhole

"Since you're a Jersey boy now..." Kim, my darling wife, didn't just give me Bruce, the new Bruce Springsteen biography by Peter Carlin, for Christmas, she included a note inside. The note more or less said that seeing as how I'm a Jersey boy now, I'm ready for Bruce. Giddy up, Mr. Springsteen. The book is ...

Hoodies on Tap: Breaking down what makes for a good local bar.

As you get older, you learn that you need a few important things to get through life. You need a loving companion, you need a reliable automobile, you need a place to get your haircut that you trust, you need to subscribe to at least one magazine that comes once a week so you’ll always ...

How I Would Spend $500 Million…

I didn't win the lottery. I don’t even have to check- I didn't even buy a ticket. It’s not my style. How much was the pot…like 500 million…dollars?   Apparently my style is to not take chances to win a shitload of money. That’s fine. I’ll make my money the old fashion way thank you very much.   But ...

Thankfully Thankful on Thanksgiving

For most people, tomorrow is their first Thanksgiving of the year. For this guy, not so. It’ll be my second- such is the life of a married man. I have one more after tomorrow. Besides the obvious things I’m so very thankful for…my wife, my family, health, a house sparred from the devastating wrath of ...

10 Reasons Why You Should Vote

It’s Election Day. You should vote. No really, you should. Why? Here’s ten reasons why…   1. If you don’t, then you can’t complain when the wrong guy wins.   2. Free donuts.   3. Your grandparents, whether or not they’re alive or dead, would be pissed at you if you didn’t vote.   4. ...

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Ryno-Vision: Boardwalk Empire, Politics on Facebook, Pumpkin Beer & more…

How do you concentrate when there's so much going on in the world? I can't. But here's 12 things that have come across my brain desk this week... Always nice to get my band, Me & My Drums, back together.   I love Boardwalk Empire and try to not to say anything bad about it. ...

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10 Things Unrelated to Building Rocking Chairs

A brief rundown of 10 things I've learned or have affirmed in the past couple weeks- listed in no particular order. Goucher Athenaeum 1. Your college will have changed as much as you have in 10 years.      It's true. While Wife and I were down in Baltimore a few weeks       ago, ...

The Curious Case of the Dead Squirrel

There are roughly five hundred million squirrels in the world* and I found a dead one in our backyard this morning. The squirrel- I don’t know its name or sex, was lying under a tree. There was an acorn still in its mouth. Its eyes were open. So now it’s in the bushes behind our ...