Call it potpourri if you will, or even topic soup. Our 'other' category features a dash of humor, a sprinkle of home projects and tips, and a good helping of articles not found in the other categories. Sit down and enjoy a heaping helping of intentional randomness. It's on the house!

The Christmas Devil

Every culture that celebrates Christmas has at least one peculiar tradition.  Christmas Pickle.  Christmas Spider.  Christmas Crapper.  Over the years I have tried to incorporate some of these fun traditions into my family’s celebrations. Last year, my good friend Scotty Schrier, introduced me to a Christmas character that will forever be part of my Yuletide […]

Battle for a Man

They lay there injured and sagging, alone and useless. Like a wounded animal, they barely had the strength to cry for help. Concerts. Game nights, Europe. Traveling. Their value, their sustenance came from my using them and I hadn’t. They were neglected and rejected. Golf. Movies. Friends. Yoga. With each halting breath, they died a […]

Do I Drink Too Much?

It’s not something that I ever really thought about while my kids were younger. I could have a beer and not think twice about it, because they didn’t know what I was drinking. For all they knew it was water. But it wasn’t, and now they know what it is. They now know that daddy […]

Without #Coffee I Become an Invalid

One of the things my wife truly enjoys for those she loves is picking out the perfect gift for them.  She loves to surprise people with something that will enhance their life and help them grow and expand their horizons.  I, in contrast, do not enjoy any of those things.  When I find something I […]

Democracy In Action: Take A Deep Breath

So, this post would probably have been more helpful a few weeks ago, but it’s something that’s been rattling around in my head and today feels like the right day for it… By all means, you should all exercise your right as an American citizen and go vote today, for whichever candidate you feel is best. But […]

Football Sadness

So, when I saw that my Giants are playing the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday, the first thing I thought of was my friend Michael. A smoker for many years, Michael died from lymphoma in the summer of 2009. When I first started my blog in August 2009, one of my first posts was about him […]

Why Disney Won’t Ruin Star Wars

If you’re like me, then you felt a disturbance in the Force yesterday right around the time it was announced Disney had purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion.  If you’re not like me then most likely you read about it online (what can I say, the Force is strong with me). Following the news was a […]

Dear Taylor Swift, Thank You!

Dear Taylor Swift, On behalf of all dads with daughters, I would like to apologize for the apparent fact that every relationship you have fails and you write a #1 hit song bashing the boy and empowering young girls everywhere.  As a father of a young girl who loves your music and videos, I want […]

The Feminine Climax

… I mean FEMINIST… 😉 [Disclaimer: I’m not as big of a prick as this may make me sound.]  I had a thought today… That Sexism is an invented word. I think that if they were less angry and thought for the other half of a second, they would have called it Genderism, because it’s […]

Mommy’s Timeout