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Love and the Deadbeat Boss, Part I: Of Love and Floods

July 21, 2013

Special 20th Anniversary Repost The thing most midwesterners would remember about the summer of 1993 is The Great Flood.  The Mississippi and Missouri rivers had lay waste their basins to extremes unseen for generations. St. Louis area tributaries such as the Meramec River, Kayser Creek and the River des Peres, had been only momentarily contained […]

The Metal Years

February 3, 2011

For better or worse, the 80’s made me what I am today. The hard knocks I experienced during this Aqua Net encrusted decade turned me from an insecure, suburban misfit with very few prospects into the self-starting, problem-solving leader I am today.

The Tea Party Ruse

January 12, 2011

“He said we couldn’t do any more activities for the rest of the year. And he kept coming back all day long and screaming at her,” Bernie shrieked.

Infamy and Irony

December 7, 2010

I frequently remind the teachers I supervise of my plight as a teen. Sure I had more than my share of issues that got in my way; nevertheless, I was permitted to fall through the cracks without a second thought. It is my belief that if all of my teachers had invested five minutes per week in me, I would have graduated from high school.

Vampires Aren’t Sexy!

June 26, 2010

It is imperative that we adults provide appropriate guidance to the youth of today. Their romanticizing of these ungodly creatures puts them at serious risk – renders them blind to the perverse, ungodly curse associated with these abominations.

Rest in Peace, Uncle Billy

May 16, 2010

And now we lay Uncle Billy to rest, the last of my grandmother’s generation – they whom Tom Brokaw aptly dubbed “The Greatest Generation.”

Love and the Deadbeat Boss, Part IV: Ice Cream, Reggae and Pizza

May 8, 2010

She and I recounted our first few weeks together and laughed about Darwin’s deadbeat antics. At that moment, all was well. It occurred to us that we had just survived our first crisis as a couple unscathed.

Love and the Deadbeat Boss, Part III: We Play in the Rain

April 26, 2010

As torrential rains arrived, Felicia and I made love in our little room, the winds continuing to blast through the open window and scatter anything unattached around us. The world outside was being subjected to widespread meteorological fury as we took our passions to the next level in our tiny, safe, 8 x 10 world.

Love and the Deadbeat Boss, Part II: Green Means Go!

April 15, 2010

My whole Saturday had been devoted to preparing for the evening’s excitement. It had been quite a while since I had been on a first date, so I was pulling out all the stops.              While dilligently cleaning my trashed-out Mazda courier mobile inside and out, I managed to catch some July rays and enhanced my […]

Love and the Deadbeat Boss, Part I: Of Love and Floods

April 2, 2010

I had yet to meet the girl the boss had just hired to help out in the office. Considering that she had no experience in the courier business and he was paying her more than his own sister, I had assumed that she must be drop-dead gorgeous.