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Uncle Rob, The Real Santa Claus December 22, 2016 I’m not sure how it happened, or when, but somewhere along the line, my Uncle Rob became The Real Santa Claus.
Once upon a time, he made the wood stove that heated the house I grew up in. It weighed about a thousand pounds, and threw off heat like a cast-iron supernova. I sat on it once, and still have a ... read more... Off The Wall: Giving vs. Receiving December 21, 2016 Dear Mike, What’s your position on giving vs. receiving? I ask this, purely in the context of the season.
read more... Off The Wall: Where the hell have you been? December 18, 2016 Hi Mike, I’ll cut to the chase. Where the hell have you been? What the hell are you doing? Why the hell isn’t Freddy in my newsfeed?
read more... Everybody’s Talking about Rex Tillerson, what about the other guys? December 11, 2016 “Hey Mike, Nice job on Meet the Press! Same shirt, same message. Love the consistency.”
read more... Off The Wall: Why don’t you tell us when you’ll be on the news? December 10, 2016 I’ve always felt a little weird promoting my appearances on the news.
read more... Cheaper than Therapy December 7, 2016 Should you find yourself in Morganton Georgia, as I did yesterday, overcome with pent up rage or encroaching ennui
read more... Unacceptable! December 6, 2016 Consider my own recent inclusion in the employee handbook for Five Brothers Default Management Solutions.
read more... Off The Wall: Blindly Patriotic December 3, 2016 Susanne McDaniel writes…How did you become so blindly patriotic?
read more... Franklin Central H.S. Percussion Ensemble’s Innovative Soundtrack December 2, 2016 This is from the percussion ensemble at Franklin Central High School in Indianapolis.
read more... Hot Under The Blue Collar, Episode 11 December 1, 2016 I saw a number a college students setting fire to the American flag. Some of the students said they were “angry.”
read more... Happy Belated Anniversary to the ‘Rents November 27, 2016 Join me in wishing the ‘rents another year of belated marital bliss.
read more... Black Fridays With Freddy November 25, 2016 It occurs to me, on this day of unbridled commerce, that just because a thing is inexpensive, doesn’t necessarily mean it should be purchased.
read more... A BIG thanks, To Those in The House November 24, 2016 When I was a kid, my grandfather and I used to watch This Old House.
read more... THE PLAY IS THE THING! November 22, 2016 Mike – Please pardon my “white privilege,” but I’m pissed. I was at The Richard Rogers theater Friday night in NY.
read more... Folksy Facebook Rants November 16, 2016 Last week’s post on the election is still making the rounds. Some people liked it. Some people didn’t.