Having quite recently been a best man in a wedding and being currently at another wedding [at the drafting of this post], I feel I owe all of you my insight into how and how not to give a wedding toast.… [read more]


With swine flu sweeping the globe, we’ve been encouraged to take reasonable precautions to make sure that we are not infected and to minimize the likelihood of spreading the disease if we are. My employer today sent out a document detailing the “Process to Prevent the Spread of Swine Flu.” Among the useful tips from my employer was one particularly sobering piece of advice (I am not making this up):

“Consider practicing social distancing with those who appear sick/are sick.[read more]

I once saw a cartoon that showed a prototypical family gathered around the table for dinner. Dad is sitting at one end of the table, Mom at the other, and the kids along the sides. Dad is saying with a somber expression, “Well, due to unexpected market pressures, we’re going to have to let one of you go.”

You’ve probably heard of someone who got offered the “opportunity” to “reapply” for his own position.… [read more]

The morning routine is the most important routine of the day. Our morning routine usually goes a little something like this: we multi-snooze, Becky gets up, turns on the espresso machine, feeds Muffin, and makes me an Americano. She brings me the Americano, turns on the shower, bangs on the wall between bathroom and bedroom, and gets into the shower.… [read more]

We Made It!

At some point in Becky’s way past, she was interviewed in the St. Joseph News-Press, her hometown’s paper, for a story on abstinence. I guess she had signed a “True Love Waits“-type pact, and she even got a purity ring &c., so they did a story on her and a number of other freshly avowedly chaste youngsters.… [read more]