Is It Time to Stop Yelling into the Void?

Well, it’s that time again: renewing the hosting plan for my blog. To renew or not to renew, that is the question. How much is this blog worth to me in hard dollars and cents? The Cost My hosting service is simply overpriced. Aside from requiring I offload most of my media files to another service for which I have… Continue reading

Turns of Phrase

Yes, it’s time to look at some turns of phrase that have caught my attention for one reason or another. These are the days that live long in the memory…― Murray, while hiking the snowy mountains in remote northwest Scotland If you don’t know Murray’s YouTube channel, Scotland’s Mountains, he posts a video hike every week in some gorgeous areas… Continue reading

Coming Out Colton: Two Big Takeaways

I’ve written about the Netflix series, Coming Out Colton, earlier on my blog. If you haven’t read that post, you can check it out at this link. In this post, I want to write about the important advice Ben Mann (episode 4) and then later in the series Nicole Garcia (episode 6) give Colton Underwood when Underwood is coming to… Continue reading

Coming Out Colton: A Reflection and a Review

Two things I’ve never been into at all are “reality” TV1 and sports.  I’ve never considered reality TV to actually have much, if anything, to do with reality. I personally feel that, at best, it’s generally performance art with an agenda. At worst it’s the predatory capitalists trying to sell people as spectacles for profit. And I was never any… Continue reading

Turns of Phrase That Caught My Attention (Part 3)

Here are a few of the latest phrases or words I’ve encountered and found curious. This first one is probably not even true and is more likely the product of clever marketing. But, regardless, when I read it in a news feed, I laughed out loud. “Andrew Lloyd Webber was so ’emotionally damaged’ by the ‘Cats’ film, he had to… Continue reading

From My Old Barbershops: Two As-Yet-Untold Stories about Relationships

Through the years I’ve written several blog posts on my experiences at various barbershops throughout my life. Rather than repeat any of that content, I’ll just put the links to those posts below. But this post will be about two shop stories I’ve never shared before. 2008: My First (and Last) CA Surfer Dude Do2010: The Tonsorial Parlor2011: Now This… Continue reading

The Evolution of My Personal Pro-Life Beliefs

It may surprise many who know me that I would easily assign to myself the Pro-Life label. I am absolutely pro-life. However, I’m not pro-life in the same sense that the ultraconservative, religious fundamentalists, who now prefer to be called evangelicals, think of pro-life. In fact, I will make the argument here in this post that the way they define… Continue reading

A Chance Encounter…

that changed everything An improbable meetingAn unlikely placeThis very placeA StarbucksThis tableOutside [He’s so cute, and the place was packed!] “Mind if I have a seat?” Steve in his SPAM shirt – THE SPAM shirt! Tim & Steve at the Starbucks in the very seats where they met Before smartphonesBefore social mediaBefore the iPhoneBefore the selfiePeople talkedWe talkedHere A SPAM… Continue reading

Complete Opposite Way of Seeing Things

We have been watching a lot of YouTube channels lately, more than any other media source by far. One of the channels we enjoy is Living Big in a Tiny House. The channel host, New Zealander Bryce, visits the owners of tiny houses all over the world and interviews them as they tour the owner’s tiny house. I must say… Continue reading