Personal

I Guess It’s 2015 Now

Another year has passed with out little family still all intact and in the same house. We still have a couple of years before The Girl likely wants to look toward heading out on her own and The Boy is still well within our clutches for quite some time yet. Read more…

By Tim, ago
Personal

Metric – Dreams So Real

I’m such a sucker. This line totally gets me: “Have I really helped anybody but myself To believe in the power of song? To believe in the power of girls?” Music has always had the power to move me, but since Phenon got sick there are some things that really Read more…

By Tim, ago
Personal

A. Mario Loiderman Middle School Chamber Choir Performance

Phenon’s middle school chamber choir just performed in Dallas at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Middle School Conference, and they sounded awesome. I wish I could have been there. It really is shocking each time I hear them, how great they sound. Seriously! Listen to this:

By Tim, ago
News

Jury Duty Terrifies Me

It is 8:30am and I am sitting in the jury lounge to see if I will be called to serve as a juror for the District Court of Montgomery County.  My stomach is in knots, not only because I have a huge amount of work to do and this is a kind of crummy week to be missing time at the office, though that is definitely part of it.  The knots also are not only because today is my 13 year old daughters last day of Chemotherapy for Hodkin's Lymphoma, though that is certainly a part of it as well.  But the elephant in the room -  the bloody and incredibly sad elephant - is Patty Rebholtz.  I’m thinking of Patty and really, really, not wanting to hear my number called. (more…)

By Tim, ago
Art

Goodbye Brian Lanker (1947-2011)

I’ve known Brian for nearly as long as I’ve been alive; certainly as long as I can remember. He and my dad worked together at the Topeka Capitol Journal beginning when I was around 4 years old. When Brian and his family moved out to Oregon it was due to Read more…

By Tim, ago
Music

My First Five Songs

There were five records my parents have had for as long as I can remember: Tommy (The Who), Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles), Chrysalis (Chrysalis), After the Gold Rush (Neil Young), and Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel). So here are my favorite songs off each Read more…

By Tim, ago
Personal

Testing New Thingy

I just installed the Wordbooker plugin on my blog and am testing to see what happens over on the Facebook side when I publish a new post. Probably fucking break everything.

By Tim, ago