Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Birthing Class

We went to our birthing class yesterday.
It is stunning how much I didn't know about the process. I took really good notes to keep my mind from wandering, but here were some thoughts that crept past the linebacker of my cognitive impulse control:
--These breathing exercise are just like on TV
--Shannon is in the wrestling down position. Work the half.
--They measure uterine pressure like we measure pressure in the water industry. Is that awesome or gross?
--Oh dear God.
--My wife is the hottest one here. Is "AMILF" a thing?
--What the hell is a doola? Am I a doola?
--I wonder what we'll forget when we go to the hospital.
--I hope Anna likes my dog (and vice versa).
--Breast feeding is awesome.
--That is a lot of blood.
--I bet a vacuum is better than forceps.
--Bill Cosby is really funny.
--How do you time a contraction. I wonder what Shann's 40 time is?
Other than these thoughts I was pretty well on task. This will be my most important coaching job ever. I'm so excited.

Thursday, February 07, 2008


For my job I do stuff with water.
I forget therefore that water is life.
The Red Cross says more people die each month than were killed by the Tsunami a few years back. Each month. Because of water.
Thing is...I've known that for a few years. And done nothing about it.
My friend Keith has an Idea.
Congress just voted that we all get a check. I think I get almost $600.
What Keith is putting together is this:
The logistics aren't done yet, but what matters is this--He's currently setting up an organization you can donate some of that money to, and we're going to get water to some people who would probably die if we didn't.
This won't change the world, but it's a step.
So if you're in, say you're in at Keith's blog:
and say you're in. If you have a blog, write about it. If you have a radio show talk about it.
Somewhere in the history of everything it was an idea.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

"Yes We Can"

Whatever you feel about Obama (I happen to support him) this elevates the level of art and political rhetoric way past what's typically seen. This is, in my opinion, a forward move for the marriage of art and politics significantly greater than "A man from hope" in '92.