The Bulldog and the Stye

Owning an English Bulldog is a unique experience. They are like little clowns, odd looking clowns seemingly designed to make us laugh. Not only do they look funny, but combined with the cacophony of grunts, burps, farts, sighs, huffs, and other bestial noises they are odd creatures. Yet, all of this comes with a price … [Read more…]

The Credit Story

I recall a movie – it’s title escapes me – that seems parallel to this lastest experience I have undergone. The movie is centered around a young man who is dealing with what is portrayed as both a curse and a gift. Simply put, he is lucky. ALL THE TIME. It is like having a … [Read more…]

Dear Mom

Dear Mom, Cindy said I should remember this day by writing you a letter and explain why the world isn’t a better place since you’ve gone. And I started thinking about this idea today and thought, “Why the hell not?” In addition, why not post the letter here on my blog. You were always my … [Read more…]

Clemmie at the Vienna Dog Park

Today was an unseasonably warm, autumn day in the DC Metro area and I decided to take my hound out to enjoy the weather. My plan had been to take her to the dog park following a visit to Home Depot. As her Dad, I know my little girl and that means understanding she was … [Read more…]

Oh Sandy

[ Author’s note: I completely forgot to post this a week ago. So enjoy two week old news :-/ ] The last Sandy I knew the landlord I had who didn’t tell me the condo I was renting from her went into foreclosure. Nice lady. But that’s a story for another time. This is my … [Read more…]

Today is…

Just another day. This is what I must continually tell myself all day today. Today isn’t just Halloween, but also a day that had important significance in my life. Yet, I must remain focused and act as if there is nothing unusual or special about this day. I will try to act as if it … [Read more…]

A conversation with Q from Fidelity

There is something you should know about me and that is I hate money. I don’t like talking about money, I despise the back-n-forth at a job negation about salary, I hate thinking about retirement accounts and investments. Oh I can spend money, but I’ve never been one to balance a checkbook or stick to … [Read more…]


I was recently allowed the opportunity to shot a flamenco dance performance. Previous to this occasion, I had not been able to take my newly acquired Nikon D700 out and test it’s meddle against my own amateur skills. Not knowing what the venue would be like, I brought all of my glass and the camera. … [Read more…]

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

[Author’s note: this post was written over a month ago, but just posted today.] With this week’s announcement of the new iPhone 5, I have began some serious consideration of upgrading from my iPhone 4 to the 5. As a Verizon customer, I am faced with a dilemma with the choices of smartphone plans: keep … [Read more…]