Dad Passed Away Two Years Ago

It is strange when I think about my father’s death. It only happened two years ago and it feels like forever has gone by. So much has happened since then – I’ve moved back to Northern Virginia, changed jobs, Tobey passed away. It all seems to be a blur when I look back on it; […]

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This Bitch Has My Baby

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about our big boy, Tobey. I keep feeling like I’m missing something, especially when I think I want to hug his big, lumbering body. Although nobody will ever replace Tobes, we have decided to get another Bernese Mountain Dog. So, the bitch carrying our […]

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There Goes My Mojo

I have had the good fortune to work in several different places. Each place has been an affirmation that, yes, I’m an adult. Recently, though, I’ve come to realize that I’m an adult but I’m no Spring chicken. I’m more like a buzzard. It has been no secret that I’m pretty flirty. Hell, look at […]

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Adventures in Sleep Land

I really adore my pets. I remember reading a while back a piece that I think was put out by the State Department about what to expect if you’re a foreigner travelling to the United States. One of the examples of this was that a large number of Americans don’t mind their pets sleeping with […]

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Laying Down With Dogs

As I write this I am laying down on the floor with one of my dogs, Farley, trying to get some sleep. When I originally started to write this post it was when I would try to sleep in my office with Tobey. After the devastating loss of my little giant I find myself sleeping […]

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Naked People [NSFW]

I like nakedness. Ok, I like it when it isn’t my nakedness. Seriously, do you really want to see me nekkid? I thought not. However, I did find the following site absolutely fascinating: Naked People. Keep in mind that these are pictures of both everyday men and women. I try to picture what people look […]

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Last night the sky cried, too

The pain of losing my little giant, Tobey, is at times overwhelming. He was our baby, the most inncocent and ‘pure’ dog in our family. He had the face and personality of a clown, constantly smiling and laughing and always looking lovingly at Angela. He was her little boy, brought into this house when he […]

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Good-bye, baby boy.

As I write this, it has only been an hour or two since Angela and I came home from the emergency vet. We had brought Tobey there as he passed away this morning. I’ll fill in the gaps soon. I just wanted to get a few things out of my head. Angela & I don’t […]

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Tobey’s Bum Leg

Poor Tobey. The big/little guy just can’t seem to get a break. First he gets hit with some mysterious auto-immune disease that they still haven’t been able to diagnose. He winds up having to take prednisone for the past 6 months. Second, the prednisone is known to weaken the muscles via atrophy. The result? Toby […]

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My Favorite Martin

It has been just over a year since I last spoke with my friend Martin. It has also been just over a year since he passed away. It is still hard to fathom that he’s no longer here. Martin & I became friends in North Carolina. We shared an office together and became really good […]

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Nice, for an —— guy

A few weeks ago, Angela and I were at a dally dinner thrown by my sister. We had somehow stumbled ok the topic of my brother-in-law’s sister appearing in a newspaper article in the Washington Post Magazine. Stephanie have been set up on a date through an experiment known as the “Date Lab”. Essentially, this […]

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So, I Have Clothing Quirks!

A lot of people know that, sometimes, I can have some pretty goofy quirks. Some people think I’m just plain looney. I, dear readers, appeal to your sense of propriety and fashion. I throw my self upon the mercy of the court of public record and leave it up to you to decide whether or […]

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The Separate Lives of Michael & Angela

Ouch. Right now, that’s all I can think of this morning. I had gone out with my friend Queltor last night and my body is starting to feel the effects of it. Let’s face it, folks: I ain’t no Spring chicken anymore. Which is fine. Angela knows where I’d be (drunk downtown). If the situation […]

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Love is blind and forgiving.

When you’re married you tend to turn a blind eye to many things. Ok, so Angela likes to sleep in while I like to wake up before the rest of humanity. Angela and I have an informal competition to see who can wait the longest to do the dishes, unload the dishwasher and do the […]

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Father’s Day

We’re off to Arlington to see dad today. It is Father’s Day, my second one without him. It hasn’t gotten any easier trying to cope with this. All week long I’ve felt myself starting to well up to cry whenever I think about it. I’ve been jealous of all the people wishing other’s Happy Fathers […]

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Tobey Trouble

Our largest dog, Tobey, has been in and out of the vet this past week. We’ve been through numerous scares and emotional rollercoaster rides. There were several times where we didn’t think anything could be done for him and we didn’t know if he would even make it. There was the distinct possibility that we […]

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A NEW WORLD RECORD!!!

Yes, Ladies and Gents! I have just done the unimaginable! The amazing! The never thought possible! I have just broken a NEW WORLD RECORD! Ok, well, I suppose it is more of a personal record than a World Record. I’ve been married to the same woman for the past 5 years 😉 To celebrate we […]

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A year ago.

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