The Probable Beginning of Phase Two

I’m finally getting around to writing the book I was supposed to write after the North American Road Trip. I’m getting a room at a motel tomorrow afternoon and spending the next 20 hours secluded from all of the distractions of home. I’ll be pouring over all of my blog posts here and making notes for an outline. Then, I Read More …

Decisions and Regrets

I do not regret the decision I made to retire my law practice, sell my house, and go off on my epic road trip. I regret pretty much every decision I’ve made since I returned to Green Bay. Remaining in Green Bay For two years straight, I contemplated leaving Wisconsin once and for all, and for two years straight, I Read More …

A Social Media Experiment and Observations

For the past several years, I have resolved – with little success – to wean myself off of both social media and watching cable news. The resolution coincided with my 2016 resolution to travel more. It was part of a larger effort to spend less time in the virtual world and more time living in the real world. I also Read More …

Necrophilia Corpses – Set 1 (of 4) (NSFW)

The first pair of my necrophilia corpses is now complete. I haven’t given these guys names, yet. I think I might wait until the full set is complete before I decide which names to assign to which corpses. YouTube Tutorial By no means did I invent this method of corpsing. I learned this from Allen Hopps at Stiltbeast Studios. But Read More …

The Myth of the Swindling, Freeloading Poor

In a Facebook thread discussing charity and giving to the homeless, someone challenged me to explain how I can know that a panhandler isn’t pulling a scam by pretending to be poor or homeless in order to get easy money. Cogito, Ergo Sum If we get obnoxiously philosophical about it, who can truly know anything? There is no way for Read More …

Fortune Favors the Bold

The Two Bartlets Many people lead lives of contradiction, toeing a delicate line between what they want and what they are comfortable with. One of my favorite cultural examples of this comes from The West Wing. The stories of President Bartlet (and his administration) oscillate between doing the right thing (at high cost or risk) and going the politically-safe route. Read More …

Corpsing Status Update

Ordinarily, I prefer to post updates about my corpsing projects here after I’ve completed them. But, this next series of corpses is taking a lot longer than normal. A typical corpse takes me less than a week to build. It’s usually as simple as melting a first layer of plastic onto the bones, then staining the flesh and giving it 24 Read More …

Just Say “No” to Unnecessary Detours

I’m going to say a few things in this blog post that may seem contradictory. For example, I’m going to make it sound as though I like my job, even though I hate my job. Bear with me. This is a blog post of subtlety and nuance. Retail Regrets The job I have today is a job I accepted out Read More …

Dreaming of Paradise

I had the most amazing dream last night. Remy and I were living in a cave in the desert. It was dark and kept us cool during the day, and a fire would keep us warm at night. There was a long and winding path from the cave entrance to our den, so wind wasn’t really an issue. Deeper into Read More …

Grumpy Old Man Rant – Christmas Edition

Let’s be honest – the Grumpy Old Man Rant – Halloween Edition was very self-serving. Although I meant every single word I said, it was all about what I want and not giving a shit about anyone else’s opinion. But in the spirit of the holidays and this season of giving, this grumpy old man rant is intended to make your lives Read More …