The Vivid and Mystical Roundabout

The Vivid and Mystical Roundabout

Did you know it’s National Roundabout Week? Of course not. You have lives. But here in Carmel, Indiana, it’s a big deal. Carmel is the roundabout capital of the United States. We have around 140 of them with more on the way. Our mayor likes to fill them with art. Not...
Beyond Pork & Bon Jovi

Beyond Pork & Bon Jovi

Bed, Bath, and Beyond should really surrender the “beyond” in their name. Have you been there lately? There’s not much beyond. It’s a pretty sad state of affairs. There is a place that deserves the “beyond” in its title, however. I know because I worked there all...
Climbing Volcanoes

Climbing Volcanoes

Why do we do it? Why are we the only species that goes out of our way to put ourselves in mortal danger? This morning I read about a group of twelve Russian tourists who tried to climb a volcano last Tuesday. Six of them died. Trying to CLIMB A VOLCANO! What could go...
What’s the Big Hurry?

What’s the Big Hurry?

People are in too much of a hurry. I’m currently not in a hurry. I’m typing extra slowly because I’m on vacation. I’m also using relaxing verb tenses and drinking something with rum in it. I’m sitting on a balcony, watching people hurry to the beach as if the pelicans...
Where Do Ideas Come From?

Where Do Ideas Come From?

Occasionally, people ask me where my ideas come from and if I’m seeing a team of psychologists. The answer to the second question is easy. No, I’m not seeing anyone. I’m a free-range nut. And that allows me to continue to deliver my weekly dose of nonsense to the...