Who is a bigger hypocrite?

Not sure who's a bigger hypocrite: you or me. I'm pro-choice because I don't think your religious morality should trump science or be forced onto another person in a free and secular society. However, watching you waddle your pregnant ass from the convenience store counter to your car with your carton of cigarettes and a case... Continue Reading →

Ohio River Valley’s Best Hot Dogs

There are few things I enjoy as much as hot dogs. When my father and I were working together we'd occasionally find ourselves driving through old industrial communities with a history of making steel and greasy foods. Foods made in greasy spoon diners and mom and pop shops. As often as we could, we'd stop.... Continue Reading →

Ten and poor

Recently, I sat for a few hours talking to a 98-year-old woman about her experiences in a small rural Wisconsin town. The woman is amazing and still sharp as a tack. For over 25 years she owned a grocery store in this town and every summer she and her husband extended credit to the local... Continue Reading →

You are valuable & worthy

"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is something valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch." — e.e cummings (via psych-quotes) I will just set this here for you: whether you know it or it or not, you are valuable, you are worthy. Remember.... Continue Reading →

John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter to his son

Wish I had learned this truth sooner. Now that I know, I hope I can pass it on. Taken from John Steinbeck's book: Steinbeck: A Life in Letters. I found the text on Maria Popova's Brain Picking's page. New York November 10, 1958 Dear Thom: We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my... Continue Reading →


The mail arrived and I was reminded again why it is best I do not judge other people's lives. The mail was a reminder that sometimes you screw something up to the point where you are left wondering if the most merciful thing to do is put it down, have a ceremony and move on.... Continue Reading →

Beautiful laughing children

Had a store full of beautiful laughing children today. Don't ever settle for a relationship where your partner tells you the time or the money isn't right to start a family but refuses to tell you when and how much will make it right. What they are really telling you is the time and the money... Continue Reading →

A letter to my step-son

Hi L.., I decided since you are a teenager it would be better to write to you instead of embarrassing you by doing that parental thing of…um…you know…talking. Let’s get a few things out of the way. First of I’m very proud of you.  Over the last several years you have consistently made sound decisions... Continue Reading →

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