Category Archives: Brilliant Stories

  • A Bunch Of BS

    A Bunch Of BS

    Nightcap for February 26th, 2018APERTIF: “What is easy is seldom excellent.” – Samuel Johnson Brady Bunch of Nutcases I never watched the Brady Bunch growing up. Okay, that’s a bit of a lie. I saw a few episodes, but I just couldn’t get into it. Maybe it was ...
  • Opinions… We All Have Them

    Opinions… We All Have Them

    Nightcap for February 23rd, 2018APERTIF: “First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.” – George Bernard Shaw You Gotta Fight, For Your Right, To Protest I don’t remember the last time I went to a wedding where the priest or officiant asked, “if ...
  • Doing It All Wrong

    Doing It All Wrong

    Nightcap for February 22nd, 2018APERTIF: “Forever is composed of nows.” – Emily Dickinson How NOT To Mess Up Parenting I write a lot of pieces on parenting. I’m really good at pretending like I know what the hell I’m talking about but the reality is, it’s all ...
  • Doing Things Differently

    Doing Things Differently

    Nightcap for February 21st, 2018APERTIF: “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt American Traditions When you live in a certain place for a long period of time or surround yourself with a certain group of people ...
  • Today In America

    Today In America

    Nightcap for February 20th, 2018APERTIF: “One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.” – Robert Kennedy This Is Not A Drill The recent school shooting that took the lives of 17 kids in Florida was horrifying, to say the very least.I think about the parents ...
  • Picking A Poison

    Picking A Poison

    Nightcap for February 19th, 2018APERTIF: “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” – William Shakespeare All The Single Ladies With Valentines Day fresh in our minds, it’s easy to fall into a slump if you’re single. As someone who has been in a relationship for 4 years ...
  • Parenting Concerns

    Parenting Concerns

    Nightcap for February 16th, 2018APERTIF: “Applause is a receipt, not a bill.” – Dale Carnegie Not A Dance In The World, Bud Another day, another absolutely ridiculous rule coming out of a middle school somewhere in our great country.‘Tis the season of school dances, ...
  • Quit Your Crying

    Quit Your Crying

    Nightcap for February 15th, 2018APERTIF: “We make war that we may live in peace.” – Aristotle The Reality Behind Adulting We as human beings spend a significant amount of time wishing things were different. When we’re little, we want to be old enough to wear makeup and ...
  • Walking The Line

    Walking The Line

    Nightcap for February 14th, 2018APERTIF: “To think is to differ.” – Clarence Darrow Crossing The Line In a world in which we can’t seem to come to an agreement on whether gluten or vaccines are bad for us, it can feel a little daunting trying to agree on just about ...
  • Get A Grip

    Get A Grip

    Nightcap for February 13th, 2018APERTIF: “Great artists suffer for the people.” – Marvin Gaye Hey Alexa, Have Sex With Me Science is cool. I’m all for it. Science is literally responsible for my ability to write you all these articles from my laptop as I watch the news ...