Breaking the Streak

For me, breaking the streak wasn't intentional. Have you heard of streaking? In 1973 my wife, three-year-old daughter, and I lived in Worcester, MA. I was the assistant manager for the downtown Indianapolis Thom McCann shoe store when they interviewed me for a position at the home office. I accepted, and we moved to Massachusetts. [...]

By |2023-05-20T20:08:17+00:00May 24th, 2023|Humor|Comments Off on Breaking the Streak

It’s Kinda an Alarm System

So, my alarm system worked, to an extent. Have you heard of the Kia TikTok challenge? Until March of 2023 I hadn’t. There’s a design flaw on many Kia’s and Hyundai’s that allows them to be hotwired or started with a simple USB cable. Yep, and what’s worse there’s video all over TikTok showing how [...]

By |2023-05-17T17:42:10+00:00May 18th, 2023|Humor|Comments Off on It’s Kinda an Alarm System

The Late Show

I wasn't on THE late show but... It was 1975. I was 24 years old and experimenting with stand-up comedy. I'd recently been the MC for an outdoor concert where I introduced bands and did a newscast comedy bit between sets, much influenced by George Carlin. My best Line was when I announced a newsflash, [...]

By |2023-05-11T20:06:29+00:00May 11th, 2023|Humor|Comments Off on The Late Show

Falling for 20 Minutes

Falling for 20 minutes is how my dad put it. I didn’t learn until I fell a couple of years ago that I have an imbalance in my inner ears. The vestibular system was out of balance. My right ear tested 60% different from my left. I’m not a doctor, so I’m sure a professional [...]

By |2023-05-04T13:33:48+00:00May 4th, 2023|Humor|Comments Off on Falling for 20 Minutes

It’s Not a Stop Sign

I live in Indianapolis, next to the town of Speedway, IN. It’s where the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is and the Indy 500 race runs. It’s the single largest spectator one-day event in the world. I’m so close to Speedway that I often tell people I live in Speedway. Our neighborhood is so close it’s part [...]

By |2023-04-26T15:19:03+00:00April 27th, 2023|Humor|Comments Off on It’s Not a Stop Sign

Happy Birthday

My wife, my best friend, and I have been married for 30 years. We first met when she auditioned as a bass player to join the band I fronted. I joke that I married one of the guys in the band. Yes, we’ve been married for 30 years, but we’ve been friends for 40 or [...]

By |2023-04-20T13:39:53+00:00April 20th, 2023|Humor|1 Comment

It’s a Noun

So, it's a noun; what does that mean? Let me explain. My oldest daughter met and married an Englishman. They met while working at Bradford Woods, a camp near Martinsville, IN. "Bradford Woods is Indiana University's Outdoor Center. We provide experiential and therapeutic outdoor programs to people of all backgrounds and abilities on our 2,500-acre [...]

By |2023-06-21T17:32:45+00:00April 13th, 2023|Humor|Comments Off on It’s a Noun

Show My Dad

My youngest daughter is an excellent award-winning AP economics teacher. She does many good things. She's always been highly intelligent and good-hearted but has sometimes made questionable decisions. A Call from the Police  When she was 16, I received a call from a local small-town law enforcement officer. They had caught my daughter and two [...]

By |2023-03-30T13:28:15+00:00March 30th, 2023|Humor|Comments Off on Show My Dad

Naming the Band

Naming the band can be fun. I've performed in rock and roll bands since high school. I've primarily been the front person and lead singer. I have a good rock voice and connect with the audience. I have fun. In the mid-1990s, Dave E., with whom I'd played on and off (more on than off) [...]

By |2023-03-23T14:04:51+00:00March 23rd, 2023|Humor|Comments Off on Naming the Band
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