Making an Idiot Out of Myself

Big Mouth Success

The beginning of the York Fair reminds me of my first introduction to the event in 1992. They had bungee jumping that year at the fair. One day, I went to lunch with a group of fellow Evening Sun reporters. This was our routine. I want to say we were at the Little Red Schoolhouse […]

Danger on the Streets

I often poke fun at people who try to portray Hanover as a dangerous community. I mean, it’s not Mayberry, but the reality is that as long as you don’t look for trouble, you usually won’t find it. I often project this through bragging about walking home after a night downtown, either because I just […]

Wearing a New Hat

Wearing a New Hat

I got really worried for a few moments. One of my sisters-in-law wanted to present me with a special gift in front of everyone at our family’s Christmas Eve celebration. I had no reason to distrust her. It’s the ones I am related to by blood that I didn’t trust. As the youngest, this feeling […]

Disaster Averted

When I get ready in the morning, I don’t always connect the dots. I have to get myself cleaned up, get dressed, grab my lunch and grab my coffee before I hit the road. Oh, and I need to talk to my wife a little bit. All of this takes place at or before 6 […]

Falling Down

The same thing happens each year. My theatre friends try to goad me into auditioning for a musical. I remind them I can’t sing or dance. The show passes by, only for the same cycle to repeat six months or so later. If I had only brought a video camera with me to the York […]

If My Head Weren’t Attached …

For a while, I convinced myself that I had merely been forgetful. I realized I did not have my wallet when I headed for home one night, but I just assumed I had left it behind and would find it when I returned. That happened a little while ago when I left Hanover Little Theatre […]

I Lost My iPod

Growing up, I used to think the phrase “you’d lose your head if it wasn’t attached” was developed just for me. That’s how often my mother said it to me. I can’t imagine what she’d say to me now if she were still alive. I lost my iPod last week. As the time neared to […]

All Charged Up

You would think after my running out of gas experience 13 months ago, I would have learned my lesson. That would make too much sense though. I first had trouble with my car battery in October. I had to drive the Saturday morning when we had that freak snow storm and rushed out of the […]

Wedding Wardrobe Woes, Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

I knew we would have fun.  As we prepared to go to my nephew’s wedding in Baltimore, that notion existed without any doubt in my mind. I just wondered if I would go through the entire day without a problem. As it turns out, I didn’t even make it out of the house before that […]

Out of Gas

I had a few things I wanted to accomplish on the first Sunday of December. I had a few errands to run, a meeting to attend, and I wanted to take a nap before the Ravens and Steelers played that evening. But it would all start with a trip to church in the morning. I […]