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Minor issues like dress codes have a tendency to Fester

Minor issues like dress codes have a tendency to Fester

When I write about dress codes, a lot of folks — especially women, and specifically among this particular group of humans, my wife — tend to get all upset with my opinions on how folks should be able to dress.  With a few exceptions here and there, my general opinion is that you ought to be able to dress however you dang well please. I’ve always been the guy pushing dress codes to the limit. In school, I found board shorts that I could pull down just enough to barely meet our vice principal’s measuring stick to determine if they […]

RIP, Jimmy Buffett. Please go hug a Parrot Head today. We need it.

RIP, Jimmy Buffett. Please go hug a Parrot Head today. We need it.

For years, I’ve expected to get a notification that Jimmy Buffett had died. However, I thought it would be a seaplane crash, a sailboat sinking, a surfing accident or even a shark attack. It wasn’t supposed to be quiet and peaceful. But it was. He died quietly last night at the relatively young age of 76, surrounded by family, friends and his beloved dogs. The song “Margaritaville” came out when I was about seven years old. I liked it, but I was in my teens before the “Songs You Know By Heart” collection came out, and I realized this fella […]