The Sound of Silence

I’m the type of person who relishes quiet. Ambient noise is fine as long as it’s not louder than a clock ticking. My two kids are the opposite of quiet. They’re not just loud. They’re shrill and thunderous at ear-piercing levels. Never in my life did I think children of mine would make this much…

There’s a Neon Buddha in the Front Yard

While I wouldn’t consider myself to be “well-traveled” in that I haven’t been to Europe or anywhere outside of the continental US other than the Bahamas, I do like to think that I have traveled a lot. It may have only been to California, New York, Maryland, Florida, Texas, etc. but I’ve been a lot…