Waking Up from Heart Surgery

Well, it had to happen eventually, because of my sucky failing heart, the doctors had to shove a camera up there like the paparazzi and snap pictures of my chambers and stuff. The agenda was to set a baseline for when I really start falling apart in ten years, so the doctors will know howContinue reading “Waking Up from Heart Surgery”

Unpublished Piece: Birds of All Kinds of Feathers

Having been let go from my job thanks to COVID-19, I’ve been actively pursuing my dream of having a career in journalism. One thing I’m learning is that not every piece I write will be published, and that’s okay. The main thing is to keep the fingers pecking away. That may be a pun forContinue reading “Unpublished Piece: Birds of All Kinds of Feathers”

How My Son and I Tested Positive

Like a lot of people in early 2020, I was furloughed from my job and was confined to my house in order to practice social distancing. I remember getting the phone call from my boss. I knew it was bad when he started off with: “I hate to be the bearer of bad news .Continue reading “How My Son and I Tested Positive”

Starting Fresh, Starting Over

If these quarantine times have offered any value at all, it’s the gift of time. AmIright? (Unless you’re a healthcare or retail worker, or hold any position that has been deemed essential, then you truly are a hero worthy of Tony Stark’s EDITH glasses.) But for the rest of us, we’ve been given the opportunityContinue reading “Starting Fresh, Starting Over”

The Oscars Formula Cracked!

Want good odds on winning your Oscar bets next year and going forward? Then read on: Every year it’s the same thing. I tell my wife, “Hey, the Oscars are on.” “Want to watch?” “Sure.” “What time does it start?” she asks. “Seven.” I have to pull up the channel guide online to find whatContinue reading “The Oscars Formula Cracked!”