I just got off the phone with my daughter. This coming Thursday she’ll be a married woman and it suddenly occurred to me a few minutes ago that I will become the last surviving member of my family to be able to carry on my father’s name. Is that a bad thing? In some ways… Continue reading Families
I have two things to say on the subject and I will begin with the first which will lead to the other. First. Some asshole dumped a load of garbage on the side of the canal – on my dirt running road – and part of his garbage was his recently dead dog which he/they… Continue reading Dead Dogs
The present is all good, baby. My favorite road had dried out by this morning from the rain the other night and developed a nice crunchy soft layer that made me run twice as far as I had originally planned. I came in off the run feeling all powerful like King Kong. When the road… Continue reading Past, Present, and Future
I got seriously bitten by a fire ant today. After fishing it out of my running shorts and squashing the damn thing between my thumb and fingernail, it got me to thinking. First, I made a mental note to add it to the long list of questions I have for God when I meet Him… Continue reading Fire Ants: Is there an Evolutionary Direction?
It’s all very simple yet all very complicated – the threads of my life that constitute the roads taken. I was talking to an old friend (acquaintance, more specifically) last week. He’s my age, we briefly attended the same university together back in the ’70s. The only thing we had in common is that we… Continue reading My Roads
If you’re not jealous then it means you are ignorant. But that’s okay. After all it’s only 19 liters of pure distilled mescal. Leave me a comment about your great trip to Cancun or read a book or two about mescal/tequila distillation processes so that you can argue techniques, tastes, and other specifics. I was… Continue reading Weep
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The exterior of an American house is the mirror image of the interior of the home (which is unsurprisingly boringly mundane, however expensive). Mexico and some of the places I’ve visited in Asia are the complete opposite. For example, what lies behind any Mexican door is… Continue reading A Typical Hacienda