Not Immortals

(Originally posted in August. Updated.) RIP Charlie Watts. We saw the Rolling Stones in Houston in 2019. It was the first time I had seen the Stones live, which is just insane, except I was really a Beatles person growing up. We had tickets to see them in Dallas this year, but we actually skipped … Read more

Closing Globe Life Park

Billy Joel, the patron saint of closing baseball parks, closed out the Texas Rangers’ time at Globe Life Park in Arlington (aka “Dallas” which has to make the Arlington city officials insane – never have a city with one pro team is named after a neighboring city and another is named after the State) with … Read more

Kick ‘em when they’re down

A job search is a very painful process when you’re an old, white guy who has spent the last 19 years inside the same company (especially when the company is often an industry punching bag.) So, I should be used to rejection letters by now. I usually don’t mind rejection letters that much, since at … Read more

In the Hospital

So, I spent the night in the hospital last night. Not for me, for my wife. She had shoulder surgery yesterday. The surgery went well, but she has a difficult time coming out of anesthesia. She told her doctor, she told her anesthesiologist, she told the nurses, she told the mailman (he was concerned), but … Read more

Colonoscopy

A man’s life goes through stages, some fun, many not. A lot of men will end up melancholy, depressed or angry. It’s like the stages of death – Playful (Childhood) Studious (School) Overworked (Career) Melancholy (Mid-career) Stressed (Late career) Angry (Very late career) Resigned (Retired or dead) As a man progresses through the stages, people … Read more