Gimme That Ol’ Time 8-Bit Cartridge

Baseball is the American sport, many changes over the years, many heroes, and many memories. Nothing used to bring us closer to the game than a ticket to the ballpark. Within the past decade, another way was invented to bring us to the game. I received my first “ticket” on Christmas of ’88. Boy, was […]

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Hate It When That Happens Revisited

Art is sometimes difficult to understand. Being on a college campus, I am exposed to many forms of ununderstandable art in the form of sculptures. Here at the University of St. Thomas, we have the “Plumb Bomb” (a large carpenter’s plumb in a marble depression), “Canoes” (two stone dough-nuts that are connected like a chain […]

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Ad, Ad, Everywhere an Ad

They are everywhere, television, Internet, phone calls, posters, along the road, papers, magazines, and even the sacred electronic mail. What are they? Cockroaches? Aliens? Government spies? Worse. Advertisements. They are in places you wouldn’t believe and are found literally everywhere. That windbreaker with the “swoosh” on the back. Advertisement. Bet you never thought about that. […]

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What Do You Collect?

I have a fear of collecting dust by just sitting around. I need to be active and use my time. Getting a second job came to mind, but instead of spending the time collecting money to spend, I’d rather collect money to save. That is, save in coin holders. Let me explain what I and other […]

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Evaluations

For the second time in my life, the first being a year ago in a psychiatrist’s office, I had to go through an evaluation, These things are nothing to laugh at. They are very tough to deal with. You learn your strengths, weaknesses, and the fact that you can sweat a gallon of water in […]

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The Joke’s on You

So a politician, a lawyer, and a federal agent walk into a bar. They each have a drink. The politician notices a cute blonde at the end of the bar and says to the lawyer . . okay, far enough, no jokes; it was a good one though. Every day we see headlines that some […]

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As the World Groans

I’ve never quite figured out soap operas. As far as I know, they all deal with crooked people, terrorists, someone getting lost, a wedding with a disaster, and some other weird situation. I will admit that they can be addictive. I was really starting to enjoy and follow them when I realized, hey, I’m not […]

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Say It Ain’t So – The passing of Harry Caray

“Say it ain’t so.” Chicago and the fans of baseball are saying it again, but this time it isn’t the White Sox of 1919. The unbelieving eyes looked towards the Cub Fan, Cub Man, Harry Caray. I will say, when I heard the news February 14 that he was hospitalized, I thought nothing of it. […]

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