Monthly Archives: July, 2010

Battle of the bands

If you ever want a window into someone’s soul, pinpoint his or her hobby. For me, after the typically lame and knee-jerk response “spending time with my family,” I can list a trifecta of favorite…

The Happiest Place on Earth

Remember that scene at the end of Platoon where Charlie Sheen and his company just completed their tour of duty? As they walk in exhausted slow motion toward the awaiting chopper ride home, the jaded…

The indoorsman

You might think that growing up amid Midwestern fields, marshes and forests would have instilled in me an intimate understanding of the outdoors and the ability to proficiently navigate nature’s offerings. It didn’t. In fact,…

My amusing muse

A humor writer who is uncomfortable smiling? Well . . . kind of. It’s not that I don’t smile very often. It’s just that when a camera is nearby, I can sometimes stiffen up, zone…