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The Christmas Carol We Never Get To Hear

And so it is Christmas, What have you done? No, seriously.  I’m asking you the hell you’ve done!  I just got off the phone with my mother, and she says they’re not coming over for Christmas. She wouldn’t say why, … Continue reading

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Surviving Mother’s Day

I’ll start off this post on a positive note by wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day, Modern Philosophers. The truth of the matter, however, is that not everyone celebrates this holiday.  For some of us, Mother’s Day is a very … Continue reading

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Intro to Springsteen

It’s my stepbrother’s fault that I love Bruce Springsteen, Modern Philosophers. Because of the ten year age difference, Chip was in high school and I was in first grade when our parents decided to Brady Bunch us into one big … Continue reading

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Am I A Failure For Never Having Kids?

As I was stressing out this morning about having to take Luna to the vet, Modern Philosophers, a strange Deep Thought formed in my mind… I bet my friends with children would laugh at my getting all worked up about … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks For My Nite Show Family

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, Modern Philosophers, and I don’t feel at all overwhelmed by the spirit of the turkey loving Pilgrims. It was a long week.  The desk job has been draining in multiple ways.  The Nite … Continue reading

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World’s Greatest Dad (In Training)

There’s been some talk around The House on the Hill lately, Modern Philosophers, about the possibility of my becoming a father. I’ve always wanted to have kiddos and follow in my Dad’s footsteps as the World’s Greatest Dad, but I … Continue reading

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Dad: My Angel on the Basepaths

Since it’s Father’s Day, Modern Philosophers, I thought I’d share one of my favorite stories about my Dad. I was never very good at baseball, but I was very enthusiastic about playing it.  I was a devoted fan of the … Continue reading

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They Named Me After My Hero

Very few of us get to be named after our heroes, Modern Philosophers. I’m one of the lucky ones.  My hero is my Dad, who was taken from me by cancer when I was nineteen. While I’ve now lived on … Continue reading

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To My Mom, Who I Don’t Remember

Dear Mom, Happy Mother’s Day! You died when I was only 3, and I hate that I have absolutely no memory of you. This photo is one of the very few I have of you, and the only one of … Continue reading

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America Needs A Loving Grandpa

I was giving it some Deep Thought tonight, Modern Philosophers, and America is like one huge family. We don’t always get along, but we’ve got that same patriotic blood running through our veins, and we love our home sweet home. … Continue reading

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