The 2012 Election & the Questions Not Answered

Much like Karl Rove, when quarter after eleven rolled around Tuesday night and Brian “Factually Witty” Williams called the 2012 Presidential Election for Barack Obama, I didn’t believe it. I was settled in for the long haul and had boldly predicted to Michelle, the nice lady who cuts my hair, that we’d probably have to ...

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. ...

Before the Witching Hour Comes: Notes from Hurricane Sandy

There was a hurricane. You probably didn’t hear about, but there was. It was a ball buster. Maybe spend a minute or two Googling “Hurricane Sandy” because really, like no one is talking about it. Actually, only one news outlet isn’t talking about it.   In Point Pleasant we have no more boardwalk and as ...

Ten Things More Frustrating than the 2012 Patriots

The 2012 New England Patriots are frustrating.  I’m still sore from this weekend’s game, an overtime win over the New York Jets.The Pats have not come as advertised- frustrating. They don’t hold leads- frustrating. They don’t make things easy- frustrating. The list could go on for a while- frustrating.   Exactly how frustrating are the ...

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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. ...

Hook, Line and Awesome: 5 Thoughts About Homeland

I get it now.  Homeland, now in it's second season on Showtime, is amazing. Everyone was right. Yes, everyone. Why everyone? Because literally no one has said this show isn't amazing. If you were to mention Homeland in a crowded room, you would get one of two responses:   Response 1: Oh yeah, that show is awesome. ...

Picking a Horse: What to do when your team misses the playoffs

I need a horse. It’s October, leaves are falling, we have a pumpkin and baseball playoffs are about to start. For the first time since 2006 I don’t have a horse in the race- i.e. a team I have a vested interest in. Since 2007 I’ve been spoiled, in that every year, either the Red ...

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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 ...

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