Customer Service at its Finest!

I love how foreign carmakers learn about their American customers over the years and make the appropriate adjustments. For instance, we have an early 2000’s Honda Odyssey, and the crazy thing won’t even hold a standard large McDonald’s Diet Coke! Flash forward a few years, and now we have a newer model. I see that…

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The Master Switch

Parents need a master light switch by the front door. That way we don’t have to wander around the entire house shutting off lights. We can just throw one large, Alcatraz-style breaker, a metal beast that’s two feet wide and takes two hands to pull down. Imagine the penultimate satisfaction of grabbing that steely handle,…

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Back-To-School Book List

In honor of back-to-school time, here is a list of books that, based on their titles alone, could be about getting kids ready for school: The Sound and the Fury The Things We Left Behind The Things They Carried Things Fall Apart The Hours Girl, Interrupted The Long Goodbye The Human Stain No Exit If…

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We Have Favorites Too!

I’ve said it before, it’s not exactly fair that adults don’t get their pictures taken holding a sign this time of year. We have favorites too! In case anyone is interested, my (large) sign would read as follows: It’s Phil’s 25th year of work! About Phil: FAVORITE EXCEL FORMULA: SUMIFS FAVORITE REPORT FONT: Calibri Light…

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All is Fair (And Other Potential Puns)

I love the State Fair. The fried foods. The livestock. The temporary rides of questionable safety. The enviable-yet-eternally-mysterious sense of weathered camaraderie in the carnie community. I don’t, however, love, like or even have special feelings for the exhibit entry process. In recent years, we have allowed the girls to enter something, mostly so we…

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Mortification, Phase 2

Three years ago, we took the family to my company’s picnic at Huber’s, a family farm about 45 minutes from our home. At the time, I shared my mortification at the fact that we had left Sam’s shoes at home. I have photos of him traipsing through the pumpkin patch, barefoot without a care in…

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They Play One on TV

For those of us who have had some experience working in a lab setting, we all know that moment in the crime show when the science is WAY too easy. Even if you haven’t, I’m sure you’ve suspected this was true. The TV Science Lab: DETECTIVE: We found this hair at the crime scene. We…

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The Dangers of Cardio

I’m thinking about writing a book called Where the Sidewalk Ends. My version will not be a classic book of quirky, lovable poetry for young and old alike. Mine will be about middle-age man who goes on a stroll during lunch in an industrial park, gets lost, and has to dodge semi-trucks and forklifts in…

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Cannot, Shall Not

In which a common parent-child “conversation” is relayed, one which highlights the near-impossibility of achieving a base understanding when it comes to certain subjects, further solidifying a father’s status as “moron.” Or something.

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Feeding On Jesus

Bread from Heaven, Fresh from God's oven!

Front Row Seat Israel

A Front Row Seat to Future History

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About life, fantasy, and everything in between

This, that and the other thing

Looking at life through writing and photography

(CALIATH)

A land of ineptitude.

Audra's Book Blabbing

Let's Talk About Books!

Life of Chaz

Welcome to My Life

The Art of Blogging

For bloggers who aspire to inspire

Help Me Believe

Strengthen the believer. Answer the critic.

Black Coffee

Coffee at its Best

Ben's Bitter Blog 2

I make bitter better.

The Nerdy Lion

Lions can wear glasses too

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Welcome to my world.

Beneath The Tip of My Pen

Her life, her art

Biff Sock Pow

Finding the humor in everyday life.

Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha

Musings and books from a grunty overthinker

Learning to write

Just your average PhD student using the internet to enhance their CV

Memoir Of A Writer

perfecting language on paper

unbolt me

the literary asylum

countingducks

reflections on a passing life

Love Travelling

Travel diaries providing inspiration for planning the perfect trip