Neighborly confrontation

I had a run-in yesterday with the neighbor formerly known as “motorcycle guy.” I had just gotten back from a customer’s office when I get a knock on the door. It’s “motorcycle guy” saying “Can we talk a minute? I know you’ve got a problem with me.” About a year ago I had gotten in his face about him riding his motorcycle (a dirt bike) on the stree

Decent breakfast place?

Calling all breakfast eaters: Does anyone know of a decent place for breakfast near Nashville‘s (BNA) airport? My sister is passing through town next weekend and wants to have breakfast with Elizabeth (everyone else is secondary). We have a short time frame (2 or 3 hours) for breakfast b

How to rob a bank

The answer is: Own one.

Relax, law enforcement people, it’s not a real how-to.

Part two is here.

Selling insurance

I got a call today about a job with American Income. They said they found my résumé on Careerbuilder. When I get emails like that, I instantly recognize them and mark them as spam and block them from sending any more. But getting a phone call is apparently more effective on me.

I agreed to an interview (because she never ment

A warning to pet owners with kids

I had to take our dog Chandler (my “best puppy”, the “big man”) to the vet Thursday after I discovered, while giving him a bath, what looked like a bloody gash on his throat. I was horrified. I literally gasped in shock (I’m such a girl sometimes, I know) 🙂 as

Our adoption story

My wife Tara has written up our adoption story in response to that
woman (living not too far from here, unfortunately) who returned that
boy to Russia a couple weeks ago.

Here’s the local link (our_russian_adoption_story), and here’s the original link (

Our Russian adoption story

With the recent headline news about the Russian adoption that went very very wrong, I have been asked by many friends and family about my opinion of the situation. I’ve not been able to really articulate my feelings about it, but I do have a strong opinion. I think the best way to answer the questions and give my perspective is to tell our story. S

Has the FDA lost its mind… again?

cherries and walnuts are not drugs

"In the latest volley of the US Food and Drug Administration’s bizarre war on scientific freedom of speech, the FDA has sent a Warning Letter to the president and CEO of Diamond

Petition in favor of Russian adoption

Please sign the petition (at the bottom of this post) in favor of Russian adoption. I did. My wife and I adopted from Russia in 2007. You can watch the videos here and here.

Of course it has been difficult at times — she’s a child

Snake!

I almost stepped on a snake as Elizabeth and I came out of the creek. Yes, we were in the creek. Anyway, I yelled, “Aaaah” when he slithered past me toward Elizabeth and into the water.

Elizabeth wanted to get a better look at him as he lay there half in the water, half out. It was only three feet long, but I didn’t know if it was pois