Thursday, September 29, 2011


Yup, I turned on the ads, nope I don't actually expect to make money.  I just know that in the unlikely event that people did start tuning in to see what's going on inside my noggin in large enough numbers I would want to cash in on it, and I like to be up front and honest about things like that.  So, the ads stay unless they decide I'm too boring to keep around and yank them.  If it bothers you, sorry, but at least I'm not trying to get you hooked and then spring them on you later.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wil's Laws

This one will probably be a little long, just a heads up.

Before I go spouting too much of my personal world views, I feel it's important to establish the basis of that world view: Wil's Laws.

A few things to keep in mind while reading them.  I very much consider these Laws to effect me as much as any other person on this planet.  They are often explanations for behavior, but they are never excuses for it.  Most importantly, however, they are meant to be broken, and the more often they are the better off we all are.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ah pop culture, how I love thee

More accurately, I love how old pop culture sneaks into modern things.  My son, hereafter known as 'V', was given an Imaginext toy for his last birthday.  It came with a DVD of cartoons that continue the beloved tradition of children's TV trying to sell toys.  In one segment of this DVD the 'Heroes of Imaginext' go on a space adventure to save 'Officer Redshirt' from falling into a crater after crashing his spaceship.

I find it hard not to snicker a little every time one of them calls out to him.

Happy Birthday!

Hello there and welcome.  I'm starting this for various reasons; a desire to get back into writing, wanting a place to collect my thoughts, an unusual need (for me at least) to share some of my world view, and the urge to share stories of my young son (yes, I am that parent.)

I'm not really expecting anyone to read this, but you're more then welcome to pull up your chair and wade through the parts of my life I decide to post.  Names will often be changed to protect the guilty, as well as to respect their privacy.  At some point I'll likely get around to doing the traditional 'about me' section, but those tend to be a little dry for my tastes so I doubt I'll rush into it.  Hopefully I'll stick with this and just let you learn about me in a more organic fashion.

Anyhow, that's the end of my lunch break, back to the salt mines to earn what passes for a living.