Category: life & career

Bottom of the Barrel

Using a stereotype to judge people is like using a standardized test to gauge intelligence. A stereotype does not capture the complexities of a people and a test does not reveal the full body of knowledge. There is an article…

When-ovation

As a present to ourselves this holiday, my wife and I are renovating our kitchen. It is something that we have spoken about doing for the past couple of years and we felt this holiday was the time to do…

I’m sorry, Jean…

I owe Jean Shepherd an apology. For several years I have been crediting Truman Capote with Jean’s story. A Christmas Story is one of my favorite holiday movies. For years I confused it with Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory. Little…

Phantom Cigarette

Wikipedia defines “phantom limbs” as “the sensation that an amputated or missing limb is still attached to the body and is moving appropriately with other body parts.” It also describes “phantom pain” occurring when the “missing limb causes discomfort… described…