Ferguson: Winter is Coming

Ferguson: Winter is Coming

Last week we had the first true snowfall of winter (equinoxes be damned, it’s 20 degrees in the sunlight, that’s winter) here in Madison. Depending on the conditions of your particular workplace, it also may have happened completely sight unseen. When I got to work yesterday morning, it was overcast, a little drizzly, cold: just […]

Where’s My Christmas Spirit(s)?

Where’s My Christmas Spirit(s)?

It’s December, and I need help. The list far exceeds any space allowed here, so we’ll just talk about the December part. If it’s December, Christmas is right around the corner. Weeks away. So here’s the problem. I have zero motivation. I’ve lost my spirit. Never fear. The reason for the season isn’t gone. I […]

We’re Being Watched!

We’re Being Watched!

My youngest son, No. 4, said the most awesome thing to me today: “Daddy, can we go running together soon?” The kid is 6. You don’t hear “Can we go running?” from 6-year-olds. It’s usually “Will you play this-or-that with me?” or “Will you color with me?” or “Can we have ice cream for dinner?” […]