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tim-haywood's picture
Sep.01.2013
Wow, what a week. Typically in this unhinged journal of mine, I like to relate a story, sometimes in longish form, but this time, I'm going to treat your attention span like it's the length of Rush Limbaugh's listener list who possess IQs above those of a gifted geoduck. Or the list of Rush...
tim-haywood's picture
Aug.27.2013
By now, we've all seen a shot or two of Miley Cyrus' performance at the MTV VMAs. For those of you who haven't, here's a little smidge:   Holy shit, right? I mean come on, what does "MTV VMAs" stand for—"Miley Tried Vodka and Vomited Mealy Apples"? And by the way, who's that dude, some kind of...
cassandra-dunn's picture
Aug.25.2013
We had lofty plans for the summer. Okay, not lofty. But we had plans. Most of which didn't ever make it out of the planning stage. They didn't include me selling my first novel (The Art of Adapting) to a real, bonafide publisher just as the school year was winding to an end, so some things turned...
tim-haywood's picture
Aug.22.2013
"Come on, you guys. You need to stop just mailing it in." We don't expect a lot of our two daughters. Really. It's not like they live on a dairy farm or a ranch or something. No one is requiring one of them to pin down the steer while the other severs his nectarines with dental floss. All we ask is...
tim-haywood's picture
Aug.18.2013
I'm so giddy today, I feel like I've just dug up a chest filled with pieces of nine. Yes, that's right, an entire piece better than eight! You see, I found some old computer screen grabs from back in 1995, when I participated in a Facebook prototype focus group for a then eleven-year-old Mark...
tim-haywood's picture
Aug.08.2013
Wow, back to school.  It's here again, and doesn't take a stoned flock of Byrds to know that the season has turn turn turned, especially when the ads start showing up in the newspaper right next to the "Get a Bang out of your Fourth of July" male enhancement specials. Pencils, paper...
moni-schott's picture
Aug.04.2013
It’s not news that humanity has issues, and they run systemically deep. In many ways, humanity has lost a sense of its humanity. But it hit me recently that those issues are being emblazoned onto our children. School football was cancelled this week because it was raining. Now it doesn’t...
tim-haywood's picture
Jul.29.2013
Have you ever watched a movie, one that's based on a true story, and before it's even ended, thought, "Egads, I wonder what happened to those characters. What happened to all those actual dudes from the 1980 USA Olympic hockey team who were portrayed in Miracle?" Thankfully, films about real-...
jodi-bowersox's picture
Jul.23.2013
I'm not a journaling kind of person. I really wish that I was, 'cause so much of my life has just disappeared into the netherworld, and I'm sure at least some of it was interesting...  There have been occasions, however, when I took the time to write about some happening. I give you Sept....
bretigne-shaffer's picture
Jul.17.2013
We're not anti-religion. I even believe in "something" - just don't try to pin me down on what it is. I think that most religions are seeking understanding about our spiritual reality - but that no one religion has the whole story right yet. There are a few people in our son's life who are...