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A Few Hard Thoughts on Dicks

The penis. The source of so much heartbreak, so much misery, so much pleasure throughout human history. Genghis Khan used his to sire an estimated 1000 – 2000 children, meaning that roughly 0.5% of the world’s human population is descended from good old Genghis. Louis XVI’s nob was hobbled by phimosis – a condition of the…

The kids crashed in a cottage in Hungary after a day of hiking

Guilting Your Kids: A Cautionary Tale

I think I just did something I promised myself I’d never do. I just guilted my kids. Even worse, I did it about my wife’s cancer. (If you’re new to this and need background, see On Colons, Cancer, and Courage.) Wait, ‘guilted’ isn’t a word? A verb, ‘to guilt’? It should be. ‘To blame’ just doesn’t…

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Our Personal Experience With “Reality TV”

The following is an explicit exposé of the dark, duplicitous underworld of reality television, a tell-all tale of the manipulation of facts, timelines, motivations. It’s pretty stygian stuff, so hold on to your seat. In case you didn’t know, we were on the popular HGTV program “House Hunters International.” Also in case you didn’t know, the…

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On Colons, Cancer, and Courage

The ‘c’ word. No, not that one. This one is infinitely worse. It’s the one that starts with ‘can’ and ends with ‘cer.’ The one you’d really rather not have cross your doctor’s lips in relation to yourself or anyone you love. Yet here we are. If you’ve been wondering why you haven’t seen much new…