We now come to a third item on the 40-before-40: Get rid of “crap”, and keep only things that mean something and/or show personality. This probably is a nice segue from the last post about keeping a house clean. In my copious free time, I’ve been watching a lot of “How Clean is Your House” … More Collections

Town Drunks

This post is brought to you by the Replacement’s “Here Comes a Regular”: My first college class was BIO101 and my first college professor was Dr. Malcolm Amerson–a Clemson-trained entomologist who had a singular and bizarre love for the cricket. This man was a oner; he looked like your favorite grandpa and you could just … More Town Drunks

The big 2*3*5

It’s my 30th birthday. I have been dreading this day since I was 15 years old (at which point I was actually crying because I was “half way to 30”). To combat what I knew would be unavoidable feelings of depression, back in my early 20s I decided I needed to be more positive. I made … More The big 2*3*5

Soundtrack to July

You know those people who go traipsing through life like they just came out of a Disney film? The people for whom birds are constantly tweeting and circling overhead (resisting their avian nature and never defecating, I might add)? People for whom everything appears to be coming up roses and smelling like sunshine and marigolds? … More Soundtrack to July