Not my job

The pup and I regularly walk to a local coffee shop in the morning, I happen to know the owner pretty well ;-), and as we’ve been accumulating miles (155.12 as of Saturday night to be exact) we’ve been watching the snow plow piles continue to melt.  Now resting on the ground is a bright […]

Sticky starts to gooey goals

It’s the classic joke “I made a goal to lose 20 pounds this year and so far I’ve lost 11 days!”  I know you are all S.M.A.R.T. enough to know how to set goals and that a generic ‘gonna lose 20’ isn’t exactly a S.M.A.R.T. goal, but even if the goals you’ve set meet all […]

Andy’s not really a risk

In Phyllis Vance’s (Vance Refrigeration) wise words of console to Dwight “Angela’s not really a risk-taker, and Andy’s not really a risk.”  Dwight had just received an invitation to Andy and Angela’s (now-date-set) wedding and he was not processing it well, considering he and Angela were also conjugating at the time…but let’s not get hung […]

I hear the train a comin’

Every freshman class at Hope College has the same complaint after their first few nights on campus, the 2am train.  For most dorm-dwellers it comes within a quarter mile of their beds and (I think) train protocol is to let each intersection know of its approach with at least one honk of the horns, so […]

I bought Ray Kroc’s Record Player

If you haven’t watched the movie “The Founder,” now available on the flix, the story of how McDonald’s went from a small few-store concept to the national and international brand it is today I would highly recommend it.  Ray Kroc, played by Michael Keaton in the film, is a milkshake machine salesman at the age […]