Did I Celebrate Properly?

On Saturday, I did something I was really excited about. I’m going to set the scene, tell you what happened, and share how I celebrated. I’m curious if I did it right. We had 8 people show up for disc golf at Unger Park on Saturday, so we split into two groups of 4. We … Read more

Biddy’s 16th Birthday

Biddy turned 16 today! It blows my mind that I met Biddy for the first time in 2007. I was 27 years old and he was just a few weeks old. He looked like this: 16 years old, he’s still on the prowl. He’s more cuddly than ever before, and while he’s incredibly food motivated … Read more

Is Sliced Bread Really That Impressive?

“It’s the greatest thing since sliced bread” is an axiom I’ve heard many times. Not until recently did I stop to consider if sliced bread is actually all that impressive. I specifically thought about this when I signed up for a local baker’s “bread of the week” subscription service. The Crooked Door Bakery posted this … Read more

Valentines 2023 Treats and Movies

Megan and I surprised each other on Valentine’s Day with some fun treats, so I thought I’d mention them (and some rom coms we watched) before this week is over. Megan gave me a card from Sweeter Cards, which is a clever combination of a greeting card combined with a bar of chocolate. It has … Read more

Jury Duty (part 3)

In my third and final post about jury duty, I wanted to mention something largely unrelated to the trial itself, but it was an unexpected joy during a week where my civic duty trumped my ability to be in the office (where I wanted to be). On the first day when we were still in … Read more

Jury Duty (part 2)

Yesterday I shared some general impressions of my 4-day jury duty experience last week. Today I’m going to delve into the details of the case. This is not in any way to sensationalize or trivialize this case; these are real people who have gone through an ordeal, and I have empathy for both of them. … Read more

Jury Duty (part 1)

Last week my blog posts were a bit more erratic than normal, and the reason is that I had to appear for jury duty at the St. Louis courthouse. I’ve heard from many people who have never been called for jury duty, but I’ve lived in St. Louis for 20 years, and I’ve been called … Read more