Category Archives: Brilliant Stories

  • Time For A Reality Check

    Time For A Reality Check

    Nightcap for March 1st, 2018APERTIF: “Never fight an inanimate object.” – P. J. O’Rourke When Reality Hits I once knew a divorce lawyer who switched professions after being in divorce litigation for over ten years. “It just mentally and emotionally wears you down. ...
  • Changing Over Time

    Changing Over Time

    Nightcap for February 28th, 2018APERTIF: “Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.” – Khalil Gibran Don’t Quote Me Remember the game “telephone”? I’m not sure how popular it is amongst the young crowd these days, ...
  • Love and Heartache

    Love and Heartache

    Nightcap for February 27th, 2018APERTIF: “A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.” – William Arthur Ward A Number Two For My Number One We are creatures of habit – lazy, disgusting, unhygienic creatures of habit.This fact is especially true when we’ve ...
  • 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, ...