Birthday Reflections

To be honest, pre-birthday week has been a challenge. A couple of difficulties have left me feeling a little down and out. Then again, dealing with people is always a challenge, and that applies every week of the year. Rather than focus on the negative, however, I’m reflecting on how I can turn these challenges…

Mr. Lukewarm and Other Cautionary Tales

Today, I’d like to tell a few stories of people I’ve known in the past. More specifically, guys I’ve known and am no longer friends with, nor would I wish to be. Guys who, if I ever met someone similar, I’d surely run for the hills. The Tale of Mr. Lukewarm Izotz Darryl Pyrrhus. Let…

I Expected Mark Twain and Met Muffin Instead

I spent last Friday afternoon wandering the streets of downtown alone while I waited to meet with a friend. The skies were sunny, but a balmy breeze made it not unbearably hot. My goal was to do some people-watching and then take a selfie with this statue of Mark Twain that sat on a bench…