When you are figuring out where to go next, don’t forget to celebrate how far you have already come

A few weeks ago, I watched my son receive his college degree from the same university that I graduated from a few decades earlier.

It was a great day for him and all of the graduates, and it was fun to see so many students receive their diplomas and begin to move into the next phases of their lives.

The time at commencement made me recall how when I received my college degree in 1992, I was on top of the world but scared of it, too. Continue reading “When you are figuring out where to go next, don’t forget to celebrate how far you have already come”

Top 5 places I don’t like to clean

I don’t hate cleaning, but there are certain parts of it that I often “forget” to focus on.

If I can just sweep the floor, vacuum or maybe clean a few counters, I’m actually pretty happy. It’s nice to listen to music and do some cleaning in those instances.

The problem comes when I see other spots that I know I should clean, but I don’t because I detest them. With that in mind, our judges have put together this list of Top 5 places that I don’t like to clean. Continue reading “Top 5 places I don’t like to clean”

Is my beard really dirtier than a dog?

Lately, I keep seeing articles about how a new study has shown that dogs are actually cleaner than most men’s beards.

The study has received a lot of attention, but as someone with a beard I have several questions about it.

First of all, why did anyone do this study? I feel like someone without a beard did this study just to prove a point. Or perhaps someone who is married to a person with a beard funded the study just to get the spouse to shave. Continue reading “Is my beard really dirtier than a dog?”

It’s time we changed the names of a few cities

Did you ever think about how the names of several cities are kind of stupid?

The names are something we don’t think much about, we just kind of accept them. If you focus on them for a few moments, though, many of them don’t make much sense.

Here are a few urgent questions about this pressing topic, along with a few points of interest about the monikers of several cities. Continue reading “It’s time we changed the names of a few cities”

Fresh cut grass, new butter and other ordinary items that are actually fun and exciting

The first time I smell fresh cut grass each spring, it always puts me in a good mood.

It’s a nice reminder that spring is really here, and it’s even better if I wasn’t the one cutting the grass.

After smelling cut grass for the first time this year, it got me thinking about how several ordinary items can make me happy, so I am listing a few of them here to see if any of you agree. Continue reading “Fresh cut grass, new butter and other ordinary items that are actually fun and exciting”

Avengers: Endgame: The Column

Now that Avengers: Endgame is finally almost here, we are bound to see plenty of pointless articles about the movie in order to draw in readers.

This is one of them. I will do whatever it takes to get more readers.

Whatever it takes.

I do, though, have several important comments and questions about the movie before it finally gets here and dominates the media and the box office.

Continue reading “Avengers: Endgame: The Column”