Kids today are growing up SirGravesless

The 2016 presidential election candidates are terrifying, and while I know Halloween is less than two weeks away, I try to imagine growing up in such scary world without scary movies. And, not just slash ‘em, gash ‘em bloodfests, but good, old-fashioned, cheesy grade B, monster-type movies on TV, hosted by a trusted monsterologist to […]

Well then, a reader has spoken as Americans do

These are some exceedingly exciting times we are living in! This past weekend, whilst meandering through one of the area’s state parks, my son Sean, 16, and I were discussing that very issue. Said he during our walking adventure, and with not a little bit of sarcasm, “I am so thrilled to be living in […]

What in the tarnation is going on in the classrooms?

Since Mr. Don Rush did nothing this past weekend that resembled labor (aside from keeping camp fires blazing) and since this is the first week of school for many of you, he thought he would harken back to those thrilling days of yesteryear when Number One Son (Shamus) first started attending public schools. This “gem” […]

Long, hot summer & playing in the rain.

I think I spent way too much time on-line this past Monday morning trying to find out our relatively local seasonal weather statistics “But why Donald,” you are asking, “when you have lived over half of your life expectancy did you waste your precious time on such a folly? You know, you will never get […]