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Washing Machine, 3 Week Update

Remember how I was getting a new washing machine and was worried about (a) not having a center agitator, (b) having too many computerized features, and (c) getting a large capacity washer that would waste too much water? Remember? I’m here to tell you…

Plant-Based Don, 3 Week Update

Remember how I Blogged about being a vegetarian, but not really a vegetarian? Turns out, this idea wasn’t my own. Currently, two of the top things being searched are Google are “plant-based” and “intermittent fasting.” In fact, intermittent fasting was the #1 trend for…

Peak Misery

The thing is, I don’t feel miserable. But according to Dartmouth College’s Professor David Blanchflower, his research reveals that “47.2 years old is the moment of peak unhappiness in the developed world.” I look at this one of two ways. Either (a) I’m terribly…

Penmanship and Handwriting: A Link to My Past

My handwriting is deteriorating. Is this possible? I used to really like my own handwriting. I took great pride in it. It started long ago. If you’re a psychologist, maybe you can analyze this little factoid from my youth. Ready?  I had the best…

Plant-Based Don

I’m going to write a book called Regular Guy Goes (Mostly) Vegetarian. It will be different than most books about being vegan or vegetarian because it will be written by a guy who’s been vegetarian for about, oh, 11 days. Also, this guy isn’t…

Am I Breaking Up with Adidas?

My shoe brand defines me. I can clearly pinpoint the start and end of my shoe brand eras. 1973-1981: Whatever Mom picked out 1981-1984: Kangaroos & Reeboks 1985-1991: The Nike Era begins 1985 – Canvas low-tops 1986 – Air Jordans (Georgetown Hoya edition) 1987…

Pictures with Santa

My wife decided years ago that every year, on the morning of Christmas Eve, we would get pictures with Santa. The city of Birmingham, Michigan has a lovely downtown, the loveliest that tax money and exorbitant rent can buy, and has a picturesque central…

Christmas List, Update

Only 5 more shopping days until Christmas but don’t worry. You don’t have to burn your lunch hour tomorrow to shop for me. You have a nice weekend perfectly situated days before Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Haven’t heard much from anyone as far…

Is There a Proper Way to Launder Your Clothes?

This week, when my 13-year-old daughter asked, “Dad? Will you do a load of laundry for me?”  I said to her, “do you want me to show you how to do laundry?” She said, “sure,” and so I showed her. My method is handed…

Weezer Stuff

There are better places on the Internet to get Weezer news, but why work that hard. Here, you’re reading stuff from a guy who was among the first ever to subscribe to their fan club newsletter back in 1993 when the newsletter was delivered…