My many thoughts on girls in the Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America announced Oct. 11 that in 2018, girls would be allowed to participate in Scouting the same as boys can as a way to meet the needs of modern families. On its website the BSA says: Starting in the 2018 program year, families can choose to sign up their sons and… Continue reading My many thoughts on girls in the Boy Scouts

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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

My 5 favorite merit badges I earned as a Scout

Scouting was a big part of my life from ages 6-18 or so. I started in Tiger Cubs, which is the earliest one can join and is for boys in first grade, and earned every rank in Scouting, becoming an Eagle Scout. To this day being an Eagle Scout is one of my proudest accomplishments.… Continue reading My 5 favorite merit badges I earned as a Scout

That time my dad died, then un-died

The worst day of my life was July 19, 2002. The best day of my life was July 19, 2002. On that day 15 years ago, my father had a heart attack and technically died, by medical standards. But, because of the efforts of many medical professionals, including a high school classmate of mine working… Continue reading That time my dad died, then un-died

Hey, Andy, did you get a haircut? Me: I got them all cut

I always seem to get comments from the people around me whenever I get a haircut. Some people compliment me, and some people—in a harmless, good-natured way that I enjoy—call me "cue ball" or ask me if I'm enlisting. I'll let my hair grow for a while—maybe a few months—and then get it cut super… Continue reading Hey, Andy, did you get a haircut? Me: I got them all cut