We Have a New President

This is a repost of an entry from four years ago. As an additional thought this morning after. Even though he was not my choice, I will do eveything in my power to help our new President succeed. To wish for or work towards this or any U.S. President’s failure because he wasn’t your candidate is to work towards the failure of our Nation. No one wants that.  I WANT this President to succeed because when our President succeeds, so do we … Continue reading

Things I’m Keeping in Mind Today

1. In spite of the political flame throwing, Facebook is still fun. 2. Regardless of who wins, we’ll all be OK. 3. “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” notwithstanding, the Three Laws of Thermodynamics still apply. 4. Exercise still sucks. 5. News hasn’t been news for years. 6. Benedict Cumberbatch is a tremendous actor. 7. So is Tilda Swinton. 8. I’m the worst political pundit ever. I’m not making any political predictions because I’ve been surprised at every turn. 9. Life cereal is … Continue reading

We’re Down to the Wire Now

It’s nearly Election Day and hopefully, blessed relief from all the noise, anger and bitterness that has characterized this presidential election season.  To my knowledge, no party and no one can be held harmless in directing invective at their opponent.  Every side has engaged in election tactics and behaviors that are genuinely disheartening to any rational person.  I, for one, will be relieved to see this election in the history books no matter who winds up with the Presidency.  I … Continue reading

It Was 30 Years Ago Today

This is undoubtedly a day for great celebration. Today is my son, Andy’s 30th birthday. Well, technically it’s a celebration of the anniversary of the day of his birth, which was October 26th, 1986.  But you know what I mean. 30 years old.  Damn, you’re old.  You’re over the hill now. Andy was born at 9:03pm at the long since demolished old U.S. Air Force Regional Hospital at Elmendorf Air Force Base, so the party doesn’t start until 9:03 tonight when … Continue reading

Guest Post: “My Mom and the Cleveland Indians”

My brother, Jefferson, penned this on Facebook and it doesn’t get any better than this. Thanks for permitting me the honor of posting this here. My mom, Mary Jo, died in July at age 86. She was a faithful Indians fan until about a year ago when Alzheimer’s disease started to take hold. For many years, she worked the 3 p.m.-11 p.m. shift as an emergency room nurse at hospitals in Fostoria and Bowling Green, which meant she always got home late … Continue reading

Frank Simons and the Battle of the Star Trek Geniuses – Part Two Redux

In honor of last week’s fiftieth anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek on NBC, here’s a post from exactly two years ago — part two of the series. Thanks to Frank, of course, who continues to delight readers on Facebook!   As Dan pointed out in his intro, we’ve known each other “since before your sun burned hot in space.”  Ok, maybe a slight exaggeration, 1990-ish.  We hit it off right away, discovering there were a number of interests … Continue reading

Battle of the Star Trek Geniuses – Part One Redux

This is a repost from precisely two years ago. Since Star Trek is now fifty years old as of last week, I thought I’d revisit this essay today and Frank’s essay tomorrow.    Frank Simons and I can never spend more than five minutes in conversation without talking about Star Trek. Once we start, it doesn’t stop. We can and have discussed in the finest detail pretty much everything there is to talk about and then we discussed it again. … Continue reading