Category: Because I Can

For I Was Hungry

When I worked for the city about seven-eight years ago, a young adult came into my office seeking help. They were hungry. So hungry they had been picking up road kill for food. I was shook, man. Some Statistics: But…

Where Perception Intersects with Reality

I once worked with an association of state-wide elected officials that held annual conferences at different locations throughout the country. One year a hidden camera crew followed the state treasurer of Minnesota to one of these conferences and did an…

November 1 – The Doctor is In

This is officially the first day of the 2017 NaBloPoMo. Crazy name, right? It’s the acronym for “National Blog Posting Month” which is a takeaway from the NaNoWriMo – or “National Novel Writing Month.”  In our case, I hope to…

Back to Our Roots

As I no longer have any role with the city – either as an employee or in any official capacity – and having talked with friends who used to be faithful readers of this site, we are going back to…

On Tattoos

Do you have any tattoos? My kids have them, but I’ve never been interested. I’m supposing it’s paranoia about ink poisoning or a botched job. If I ever did get one, I’d like a peace symbol, or some eloquent poetry…