Lucky me!

You know, I thought I always knew what Thanksgiving was all about. After all, I’m a 50-year-old Christian man with a great family, a stable job and a comfortable home. What else could Thanksgiving possibly mean? Well, my mother passed away 3 months ago. And while most of us in the family have always known …

you don’t need a patch to have honor

So it seems settled now. The Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its ban on gay leaders and members. When talking about my childhood, I occasionally mention that I was a cub scout for a few years. I’ll no longer do that, at least not without a disclaimer. I’m somewhat on the fence about whether an …

it’s been a while

Well, I’ve been off the radar for a bit on my blog. I’ve spent the past six months in so many other activities; I’ve had so much to say, but I’ve just been focusing my energies elsewhere. I filed my papers to run for De Pere City Council in December, and spent the next 4 …

I remember 9/11

In September 2001, though I didn’t know it at the time, I was in my final months of my 9-year employment at Information Management Associates of Irvine, CA. I had been working from home here in De Pere, WI for 3 years. Our company was just purchased by a British company, and as part of …

Green Bay Packers rings

With the Green Bay Packers victory in Super Bowl XLV earlier this year, the team and Jostens have made some pretty cool commemorative rings available for fans, season ticket holders and shareholders. These are all available from the Packers Pro Shop. I thought it would also be interesting to show¬† couple of other rings made …

inheritance is not an excuse for failure

I thought I was done hearing this crap. Harvey Weinstein, an American film producer, was on Piers Morgan tonight, talking about many issues, one of which was the economy and President Obama’s lack of solutions. In his opinion, he said, “he inherited this”. What kind of crap excuse is that? He “inherited” this? Seriously? Listen, …