• Rodeo Bull Riding Oysters, Cowboys, and the USAFA class of 2019

    It’s been said the first man to eat an oyster was near death with starvation. Having recently returned from the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, I can state with authority the first man to ride a bull was near cracked with testosterone-induced idiocy… or he was trying to impress a girl. Science shows half the […]

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  • Gluten Free Beer Gluten Free Beer

    I’m Gluten-Free.  No, it’s not contagious.  Or at least that’s what doctors say.  But somehow I gave it to my kids. The hardest part of the condition is missing beer.  This beverage is traditionally made from barley, a manly grain.  Just the name sounds as if it grows hair.  Barley.  Problem is, it’s packed full […]

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  • Some Assembly Required

    I’m so old, I can remember when furniture came already made.  Once, I bought an entire coffee table and all I had to do was place it in front of a sofa.  I didn’t suffer through a dictionary-sized instruction booklet, pondering the meaning of illustrations of stick figures and arrows.  No counting hardware to ensure […]

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  • Warning Label Warning: You’re an Idiot

    And just so we don’t forget, manufacturers stick bright orange labels on their products to protect us from ourselves.  Because in their absence, who knows what we’d do after microwaving that frozen broccoli and ham Stromboli TV dinner?  Without the CAUTION: Filling may be hot sticker, that possibility may not cross our minds.  After all, […]

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  • basketballs Pee Wee Basketball

    It has been said that a mother invented Velcro, but I believe a pee wee basketball coach is a more likely story.  I’ve never seen a game stopped so many times for such a basic task as tying one’s shoe.  And it’s not like we parents don’t check those things before our kids run onto […]

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