This is Club Awesome.


There are books in which the footnotes or comments scrawled by some reader’s hand in the margin are more interesting than the text. The world is one of these books.
George Santayana

Throwback Thursday
Learning to Shave

Learning to Shave, 1976 (?)

Friday Five: After School

Five shows I remember watching at my grandparents’ house every day with my little sister after school while we waited for mom to come home from work:

  • The Beverly Hillbillies
  • M*A*S*H
  • Three’s Company
  • Alice
  • Barney Miller
Throwback Thursday
Sheraton - Maui

At the Sheraton in Maui for my 30th birthday – June 2003


I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
Rudyard Kipling

Friday Five: Songs About Jane

Songs about Jane

Happy Birthday!
Throwback Thursday
TV with My Boy

August 29, 2010


Stop trying to fill your head with science — for to fill your heart with love is enough.
Richard P. Feynman

Friday Five: Hysteria Calling

CashNot that I ever play the lottery, because I don’t, but if I did, and if I won, here are the first five people I’d call:

  1. my wife / son
  2. my lawyer
  3. my sister
  4. my dad
  5. American Express
Throwback Thursday
David and Jenny

David and Jenny, 2002


“A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.”
Alfred Hitchcock

Another Anniversary

Kathleen A. GagneI like this photo of my mom because I have to believe she liked it. It shows her as an adult and in probably the best shape of her life. Her only complaint, I bet, would be that my sister and I are not in it, and so it is not a true representation of her because we were her whole life.

She died on August 12th, 2012, which was two years ago. I remember collapsing to the ground before I even hung up the phone. To the end, to the very moment before I received the call, I believed that I would get to talk to her again; I believed with all my heart and clung desperately and unashamedly to the hope that everything would be all right. So I guess I am really not as smart as you might think.
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Sometimes you don’t know if you’re Caesar about to cross the Rubicon or Captain Queeg cutting your own tow line.
Anthony Kennedy

Friday Five: Single-Serving Websites

Five of my favorite single-serving websites:

  1. Definitely
  2. Down for Everyone or Just Me?
  3. No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
  4. Abe Vigoda
  5. Am I Awesome?
Throwback Thursday
August 20, 2000

August 20, 2000


You eventually learn that true priorities are like arms; if you think you have more than a couple, you’re either lying or crazy.
Merlin Mann

Friday Five: Weeks

CalendarMy five favorite weeks of the year:

  1. College Football Bowl Week
  2. Thanksgiving Week
  3. Shark Week
  4. The Week Between My Birthday and the 4th of July
  5. The First Weekend of College Football
Throwback Thursday

July 1, 2000

July 1, 2000

For a long time — a year and a half? — I had a webcam uploading an image to this website every minute of every hour of every day. It was a pretty ridiculous thing a bunch of early bloggers did. I have thousands and thousands of these 160×120 snapshots of those days floating around hard drives.


You can’t keep blaming yourself. Just blame yourself once, and move on.
Homer Simpson