“What is found in the effect was already present in the cause.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein The Original Mascot Years ago I drew a character for the now defunct Sweep Magazine based loosely on Yosemite Sam from the Looney Tunes cartoon franchise.  I didn’t pay royalties for the idea, but with $10 in hand, I… Read more YOUPPI!


“The precision of the quiet eye location often mirrors the precision required to perform well in a sport. In golf, precision of movement and precision of focus are paramount.” — Vickers. A Child’s Perception Both my twin boys are aware of the various moods their mommy and daddy carry with them.  Occasionally Hunter looks at me,… Read more QUIET EYE


When one door closes, another opens. But often we look so long, so regretfully, upon the closed door, that we fail to see the one that is opened for us. – Helen Keller Don’t Be A Dork, Vote For Pork With little preparation and discussion, I asked Mr. Phil “Porky” Porter to be part of the dispatch team… Read more THE CORNER MAN


“Salty Dog” comes from the archaic practice of rubbing salt into the coat of one’s favorite dog as a flea repellent. Therefore, one’s “salty dog” is one’s favorite person, best friend… Teo Frans is one of the rare individuals that had the privilege to travel the world making championship curling ice.  It’s freezing water, how… Read more SALTY DOGS


“I should not measure my self-worth by what is inherently harder for me to do, but it is close to impossible not to.” — Anna Koppelman Listening Bliss When I listen to a podcast my imagination allows me the wonderful superpower to immerse myself directly in the conversation.  Like a common house fly, I find a… Read more STAPLE


Spanx? A lot of men stare blankly when I ask, “Have you heard of Spanx?” Women know. Spanx is a platform to present an outfit in the best possible manner.  Call it a buffer between you and your clothes. Allow me to introduce Sara Blakely. Sara Blakely cut the feet off a pair of nylon… Read more MY FAKE COMMUTE


“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! The Flaw Today I discovered a major flaw in my… Read more SPAM FILTER ON


  Ketogenic Madness There is something to be said about a well-balanced diet.  After a good nights rest, which is around 8 hours of sleep, eating right would be the next big thing. Hello, Dr. Atkins. A type of diet that has always intrigued me is the Dr. Atkins diet. Everyone has heard of this… Read more HATCHET MAN