It's late February, 2000. I'm just a few months away from graduating college and finally leaving that place. I've been mindful of what I do because I don't want to get into trouble. I'm driving around with a fake insurance card in my crappy car, so I don't go over the speed limit and I [...]
I guess it's a function of maturity, but I don't care about internet trolls anymore. Back in 2011, a troll on twitter started up a fight with a physician whom I admire. The physician wasn't paying attention to his crude remarks -- including a photoshopped image of her -- so he was lashing out in [...]
Callisto, the wonderful dog we adopted seven years ago, passed away peacefully after a short battle with disease. She leaves a dog-shaped hole in our hearts as she was very much our daughter. My wife and I wished she could have stuck around to meet the baby, but the universe has a funny way of [...]
It might be a little weird that I quit Facebook tonight instead of, say, back in September when classes started. That's the way it is with most addictions: We recognize the problem and think on it for months before we act on it. Though some people do act faster, most of us weigh our options for [...]
Two lonely dogs sat by the entrance to the cemetery. Whether they were guarding it or there waiting for the return of their deceased masters, I don't know. But they helped make the ambiance a lot more tolerable.
When I went to Houston for my birthday half marathon back in January, I managed to forgo the pain and cramping and drive down to Corpus Christi to see my good friend Heather and her family. (The story of Heather and I is worthy of its own blog, I swear.) Young Gabriel is very much [...]