I find it odd, and a bit fascinating, how both my learning style and my general attitude towards school has changed over the last forty-plus years. When I was in high school in the late seventies and early eighties, I was the model student, behavior-wise. I always paid attention in class and was somewhat of … Continue reading SpongeSteve SquareStudent
This may come as a shock to you, but I ain't exactly the most athletic dude in the world. Sure, I can hit a baseball - well, a softball, anyway - and I can throw a football and I can dribble a basketball. However, I didn't play in any organized sports leagues after the eighth … Continue reading Three Sport Star
I've never been much of a cook. I can make a mean pot of mashed potatoes, but that's about as sophisticated as I get in the kitchen. If something comes in a box that has directions, I like to think that I'm usually competent enough to manage that task. I can also navigate most recipes, … Continue reading Murphy’s Law Strikes Again
Getting set up for the Tulsa Run, October 28, 2017 If there's one thing I've learned from spending two years as a starving artist/musician, it's this - always be prepared! The first year I played the Route 66 Marathon was one long, two-day learning experience. I played for the 5K runners on a Saturday morning. … Continue reading Tales from the Front Lines
The author and the band in happier times (9/23/2011) As if I needed another reason to prove I can't be trusted with alcohol, I present to you the time I verbally harassed a member of a very prominent and popular rock band right to his face During the summer of 2011, my (at the time) … Continue reading Trains and Muffins and Beers, Oh My!
Writing and performing an original song is hard enough without shooting yourself in the foot when trying to record a video of it. Yet there I was at Robin's Roast Coffee Shop in December 2017, trying to record a live version of a new song I had just written called "Lifeline." In retrospect, I should … Continue reading Lifeline, or How Not To Record a Performance Video
Have I told you about the time I was mistaken for an immigrant? I was born and raised in the dustbowl of southern California. After graduating high school, I spent two years in the Bedfordshire, England, and three years in San Vito dei Normmani, Italy, before finally settling down in Denver, Colorado in 1988. I … Continue reading Immigrant Story
I'm trying to have a perfect month, and it's causing my dog to think I'm crazy. In the native Activity app in iOS, for those of you not in-the-know, there are three rings that the user attempts to close everyday. These three rings are the bells that lead to my Pavlovian response of needing to … Continue reading Activity Rings and Dog Walks
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