Author Archives: Dan

Inches

So today I finally admitted that I need to buy new pants. This was partially because my I am super hard on pants and they were wearing out around the leg cuff, belt loops, and, in one case, the butt. … Continue reading

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Lighten up or toxic masculinity?

I saw this on Facebook this morning and my first reaction was a chuckle which was followed quickly by “wait a goddamn minute.” I get that graphics like these are meant to be funny, and a part of me does … Continue reading

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Gravity

Recently, my wife and I both backed the Kickstarter for the Gravity blanket, the weighted blanket that is alleged to help treat, among other things, PTSD, OCD, and anxiety related disorders. I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first, but what … Continue reading

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Kylie white vinyl extortion

A friend of mine who lives in Northern Ireland messaged me through Facebook earlier this week asking if I had heard about the white vinyl release of Kylie Minogue’s 2001 album Fever. Re-released in a limited edition run available exclusively … Continue reading

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The anti Jack Sprat

Sometimes I wish that I was one of those people with depression that when they were depressed, they had no appetite and ate nothing at all. I’m quite the opposite, eating everything in sight trying to fill a void that … Continue reading

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A second chance

Ben Rector’s “Brand New” made my best-of 2016 compilation and has been a favorite of mine ever since.  I discovered it back in January of 2016 and found out about it only because Bandsintown app was recommending his Des Moines concert … Continue reading

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This one’s for me

I’ve been on a bit of an 80s Aretha Franklin kick tonight. Am I the only person on the face of planet Earth that remembers this song? Released in 1986, it seemed weird to me that Aretha Franklin was still … Continue reading

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