Making an Idiot Out of Myself

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 […]

The Case of the Indestructible Travel Mug

Things started out pretty well last Wednesday. Maria and I both got moving a little earlier than usual. Before I knew it, I was all ready to leave for work 10 minutes before usual. I putzed around the house a little any way. My iPod wasn’t going to load itself. Regardless, I strolled out the […]