How to Speak Condescending Hipster Douchebag Circa 2019

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that the Condescending Hipster Douchebag in possession of serviceable education, must be in want of showcasing his moral and intellectual superiority… With all due respect to Jane Austin and the beginning of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, you can’t open your car door in a parking lot these days without hitting another … More How to Speak Condescending Hipster Douchebag Circa 2019

The Apple Picker

Lutherans aren’t known for being demonstrative. We don’t sway. We don’t clap. And we certainly don’t emote. Not as a rule. And then the Apple Picker was hired as our music leader. Oy vey! Picture a modern-day Fred Flintstone gyrating across the altar as he leads the band with his singing. He gesticulates wildly as if picking … More The Apple Picker

Ten Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years of Marriage

Thirty years ago today, I married a guy named Paul. We’ve more than touched on every extreme (save our own deaths) in the wedding vows: sickness, health, richer, poorer, plus some other ones too. Physical loss. Challenges with employment. Financial chaos. Death of all of our parents. Disappointment around many a corner. We also have … More Ten Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years of Marriage

SNAFU

SNAFU is a military acronym for Situation Normal: All Fouled Up. In other words, a perfect descriptor for day-to-day life. A couple weeks ago, my college-aged son invited nine of his closest friends over for the weekend. Yeah, you read that correctly. NINE. WTH? These would become our first official overnight guests in our new … More SNAFU