5 things I’ve been pondering lately

Whether I'm washing dishes, walking the dog or showering, my mind never stops, for better or worse. Here's five things that have popped into my mind lately: • It's summertime, and my mornings are often punctuated with the sound of power equipment manicuring surrounding lawns and vegetation. It's hotter than the hinges of hell here,… Continue reading 5 things I’ve been pondering lately

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My 5 banned words for 2018

News came about recently that President Donald Trump was banning the use of certain words the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could include in its upcoming budget. The words include “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.” As one Washington Post article points out, this ban on words is not just a Trump thing,… Continue reading My 5 banned words for 2018

5 Texan phrases I find myself usin’

I've lived in Texas for 11(!) years now, and it's been a great experience. I knew in my heart, even as a little boy, that if I wasn't living in my beloved Dayton, Ohio, I'd be in Texas. I even dated someone when I was in my mid-20s who told me I didn't have what… Continue reading 5 Texan phrases I find myself usin’

5 bygone things that should come back

I'm a sucker for nostalgia. Here's five things from days gone by that should come back—and would help us build character: • The return of duels would be a great way for us to settle disputes again. Don't like what I said about you on Facebook? Let's fight to the death with swords! Not only… Continue reading 5 bygone things that should come back

5 TV shows I watched in the 1990s

I've written previously about the TV shows I used to watch in the 1980s, so I figured why not include shows from the 1990s? Many of my peers from school remember the 1990s quite well, as we became teenagers. Other readers of mine were just being born then, and still other readers were starting families… Continue reading 5 TV shows I watched in the 1990s

5 things I used to/still collect that are useless

What is it with, likely more often than females do, boys/men collecting stuff? What the hell do we expect to do with it all once we get older or bored with collecting? We never think that far ahead, or if we do, we're sure we can sell said collections for a huge profit, likely big… Continue reading 5 things I used to/still collect that are useless

5 TV shows that should be revived/continued

If old TV shows, such as "Full House," "Beavis and Butthead" and "Will and Grace" can be revived or updated, why not other favorites? Here's five I want to see returned to the airwaves: 1. "The Dukes of Hazzard"—but only if the car is tweaked a little. "The Dukes of Hazzard" was absolutely my favorite… Continue reading 5 TV shows that should be revived/continued

5 things in life that are underrated

I previously wrote about the things that I think are overrated. Here's five things that I think are underrated: • Work—I see people complain about their jobs all the time on social media. But jobs are a good thing! They provide us with income; hopefully health insurance; and maybe a retirement plan, depending on your… Continue reading 5 things in life that are underrated

5 things in life that are overrated

After a few decades of analysis, I've determined the following are not worth the hype they receive: ◊ Travel—I don't like spending money, not being at work, or being away from home and out of my routine. Especially if I can't take my dog with me. Yes, there's a big world out there to explore,… Continue reading 5 things in life that are overrated

5 reasons why Hurricane Harvey shouldn’t mess with Texas

Hurricane Harvey is inching toward Texas as I type this, and yes: We ought to make sure our most vulnerable Texans are safe from the storm; let's make sure our animals and pets are sheltered; and let's ensure we secure our living spaces to withstand the wind and the rain. Precautions aside, I'm giving Harvey… Continue reading 5 reasons why Hurricane Harvey shouldn’t mess with Texas