Thoughts of a Former Virgin

When You Know Too Much

There comes a time in life when you learn more than you ever wanted to know and wish you could purge some of that knowledge from your brain. I had one of those experiences recently, while performing maintenance and evaluations on this website.  Most of this was the sort of stuff that many of us […]

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An Infidel in the City of Sin

I was in Dubai City, the Islamic center of debauchery, where according to accepted Arabic custom, the restrictions of Islam are happily suspended.  Nobody seems to know why Dubai enjoys this special status beyond the fact that it makes for a great tourist spot, but it is as it is and I was there. In […]

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How Many Speakers Does One Need?

I decided to reward myself with a special treat, mostly because I’m a really cool guy and sometimes people don’t recognize that as much as they should. So, I bought a set of speakers for the home entertainment system that I thought would give me that quality sound that all home theaters need. I did […]

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Why Men Stare at Boobs

Men stare at women’s breasts! Its just what we do. Yes, we know its rude and we know you’re going to get pissed off when you catch us but we still do it anyway. If you’re a woman and you’ve always wondered what the big deal is with guys and their total fascination with your […]

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The Promise of 2001

Remember when all of the Western World was panicked about Y2K? Remember all that? A design flaw in computers was going to make planes fall out of the sky, buildings catch on fire, milkshakes lose their flavor and allow the zombie hordes to rise from the graveyards and eat the flesh of our slow-moving elderly […]

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How to Prepare for War

I still recall it vividly. I’d already retired from the military and was ventured to start my new life as a free spirit. I’d envisioned myself growing a ZZ-Top beard and exploring the country with my three-legged dog, protesting how surfers hampered the mating cycles of sea turtles and planting a tree in as many […]

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I Don’t Understand Facebook

I don’t understand Facebook. Seemingly everyone else does but I just don’t get the appeal of it. Admittedly, Facebook is a lot like having a blog, which means that by writing this article and scoffing at Facebook, I’m engaged in a sad combination of denial and hypocrisy. I’m also not being entirely honest when I […]

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