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Random thoughts

Tommy Jordan: Parenting and Instant Fame in the Internet Age

Recently a North Carolina man named Tommy Jordan posted a video on Facebook in response to a letter his teenage daughter, Hannah, had written on Facebook. The video was intended as an “in kind” response to his daughter, but it went viral and now Tommy (and his family) is dealing with the downside of short-term… Read More »

Kids these days 2 (or How not to get away with stuff)

Yesterday, I recounted the tale of the hooligans whose plans were dashed when I scared them off. They thought they escaped, but they were wrong. Let me be clear about this: these are not hardened criminals. These aren’t even soft-boiled criminals. These are a few teenage kids who need some focus to engage their brains… Read More »


My wife cheats. There is no way she’s done this without cheating. See, it started out innocently enough. She started putting up cute little statuses on Facebook about the things our kids were doing. Her friends started encouraging her to write them down and save them. Then even non-kid related statuses started generating discussion. Along… Read More »

State of the House Report 2011

So here we are at the end of another year. What did we accomplish? Well, we aren’t dead. So we got that going for us. Which is nice. To be sure, stuff has happened… people got sick, people got better. Some are still sick and are being treated. Birthdays were had. Gifts were exchanged. Progress… Read More »