Below is a brain-dump that I wrote immediately after waking up to the news of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. It provides nothing in the way of solutions or ideas. This is merely an example of what it looks like while I work through an issue. There are many other news stories and … Continue reading Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush….
Author: Andrew Monge
The 2017 NFL season started a couple weeks back, and with it came renewed controversy. Marcus Peters, star cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs, remained seated on the bench while the National Anthem was played on Opening Night. This wasn't Peters' first form of protest since the beginning of last season, nor has he been … Continue reading I Stand (Er, Kneel) With Colin Kaepernick
A dozen-ish years ago one of my sons started hanging out with a boy, and they became fast friends. Over time I got to know the parents and became friends with the father. At one point I learned that he was on his second marriage. His first marriage ended contentiously, and since the divorce he … Continue reading Parental Alienation: Scourge of the Divorced Family
I’ve always enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles. In some of the earliest pictures of me, I’m sitting at a card table, focusing on the pieces, and trying to put them all together. My methods were a little unorthodox – I did not flip over all of the pieces before starting, I did not do the edge … Continue reading These Things I Give You Today…
Awhile back I posted a “Mailbag Monday” entry on the blog’s Facebook page, asking readers to shoot me questions or topics they wanted me to touch upon. Me being the (un)timely fellow that I am, I’m just getting around to answering the submissions! And so, without further ado: Fantasy Football Of all the activities I’ve … Continue reading Mailbag Monday, Answered!
The official movie trailer for Part One of Stephen King's IT came out within the last couple weeks. Have a looksie, if you haven't already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKJmEC5ieOk After viewing it, I immediately reposted the trailer to my mom's Facebook page, telling her to mark her calendar for dinner-and-a-movie night. Soon after, people started commenting about how … Continue reading Why Do You Like That Stuff?!
When I started this blog back in January, I didn’t know where it would lead me. I knew I had a bunch of stuff in my head that needed to be exorcised, so the site has been very cathartic in that sense. Initially I created the blog’s Facebook page as a way of segregating my … Continue reading Gabe’s World: Year Four