Archive for December, 2015

December 25, 2015

The Air Up There

I’m not much of a basketball player. I know that’s hard for those of you who know me to believe. My body just wasn’t built for the game. Growing up I was far too vertically challenged to have much success at the game. That lack of success quickly turned into a lack of interest. My […]

December 24, 2015

Advent 2015-5 – Twas the Night Before Christmas

I don’t know if you’ll have time to read this on Christmas Eve, but for those of you who do I’ll do my best to keep it brief. Here we are, the night before the big day. Last minute gifts are being wrapped, Christmas specials are being watched on TV and kids are trying to […]

December 18, 2015

Advent 2015-4: Love

English is a difficult and messed up language. My heart goes out to anyone who is attempting to learn English as an adult. I don’t think there is one single grammatical rule that doesn’t have an exception to it – but there may be an exception to that statement. On top of all that, English […]

December 16, 2015


Hi. My name is Mike and I’m a lawn inflatabloholic. It started innocently enough, with three small snowmen. Eventually I added a Santa. Of course, you can’t have Santa without reindeer, so the next year a Rudolph was purchased. That’s when my addiction started to spread beyond the Christmas season. Halloween is now stocked with […]

December 11, 2015

Advent 2015-3: Joy

I love pumpkin pie. Not so much the actual pie itself, but the words, “pumpkin pie”. Don’t get me wrong, if you offer me a slice of pumpkin pie, especially if it is liberally topped with whipped cream, I am not likely to decline. It’s hard to resist that tasty pastry which seems to only […]

December 4, 2015

Advent 2015-2: Peace

I love to go fishing. There is nothing more calming than sitting out in a boat in the middle of a lake. There is nothing better than water smooth as glass, a warm (but not scorching hot) sun beaming down and the sound of birds calling floating through the air. Sure actually catching a fish […]