Special Education

You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake, you are the same organic decaying matter as everything else. – Tyler Durden, Fight Club My sense of the rustling encroachment of my mortality has been a little keener over the past couple of weeks. Personally, I’ve been hampered by a torn muscle in my lower back,…

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BlogFestivus, Day Three: Boughs of Folly

Blogfestivus is a creative writing challenge issued by that spritely elf Blogdramedy. Twelve days of 144-word stories based on the popular “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. Boughs of Folly In his parka, David watched the young man speak with the girl leaving the building. Abruptly, she threw her arms around him and kissed him. Hard. For quite…

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That Guy That Taught Chem-101

This morning, I received a chiding text from a friend “They passed you over for the Nobel AGAIN?!?!  WTF?!?!” Yep, every year, that’s a good joke.  But when I returned from our very cold and wet dog walk this morning (I think Penny was also thinking, “WTF?!?!”), I logged on to see who had won,…

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QotD: What?! No Goodnight Kiss?

What is the worst date you've ever been on? Really?   Do we have to go there? Alright, rewind the clock all the way back to the Spring of 1985 – Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” was big and I was a sophomore in college.  I lived in a co-ed hall and…

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