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Midwest Married Man; Attempting to find answers, traverse the waters of life, and figure things out.

Each person feels pain in his own way, each has his own scars.

Haruki Murakami

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Saturday was the big day! I woke up early but had a lot of quality sleep (per the machine). We got everything packed up and started the drive. Nala… is going to need a lot more car experience. ...


Oh man. It is still early morning hours here and I’m already sick of dealing with people. Granted… 4 hours of sleep doesn’t help that. I have to confess that is something that worries me right ...


FIRST Let’s do a bit of a recap of last night. Which, due to me being me will undoubtedly and invariably spiral off into a self-reflective tangent demonstrating my penchant for over thinking thi...


I rarely struggle with titles. Granted, occasionally I’ll recycle an old title but I never seem to have trouble just… throwing something into that little box and then typing away. I often wonde...


Yesterday was a day. The burning of Notre Dame is bloody tragic and I will say nothing with the intent to do anything but offer prayers and strength to the city of Paris. That being said, after...


Just a quicker post to prove I’m capable of them. I tend to write long because I tend to think lots and wish to communicate. This is just something quick. Something to say I got through the wo...


… I Want To Get Off. Or to put it all together: Stop The World I Want To Get Off. This title is also the title to a musical with a book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. ...


Another day that is expected to be slow. SLOW. Like s l o w slow. So I’ll be reading, writing, and trying to fill the time. Yesterday, I left work at about 3. Got home at about 3:30. Saw th...


April 11, 2019

High Winds in Trying to Hold On

Windy Day Today My office is not hugely tall… not like a downtown Des Moines Office. Our office is the Old County Hospital that was re-purposed in the 1960’s. So I have a bit of a corner office...


Partially as there isn’t much to say today… I wanted to look into some Pop Culture Discussion Topics and Debate Topics. That being said there may be spoilers herein for Television Shows, Movies...


Went to bed around 11:30. Woke up at 2:30 needing to pee. Dog woke up and got super excited that someone was awake. Would not settle down and go back to sleep until 4. I am super tired. Being...


I’ve seen this meme go around a few times: and I actually want to add and expand the original concept. As this can be used in the following: Why do guys not care if it is a fake orgasm? Why do ...


Boy, I hate Mumunmununsdays. Wish I could just roll out of bed and grab some enchiladas. SO… after MBFITWW left last night the dog calmed down a bit. I think Wife’s absence plus the presence of...


April 07, 2019

Days in Trying to Hold On

What a weekend :/ Friend came over. Took the dog a long time to get used to him. Wife and I took turns with the dog going out, for walks, and all that. Friend and I tried to talk… Wife was actua...


Today is a foggy foggy morning. I woke up, got dressed, Nala woke up. I took her to her bowls and gave her fresh water and some food. She was entirely disinterested. Took her outside. She ma...


Obviously, those who read me can appreciate that I am a fan of schedules. Not like… tightly, insane, every minute of every day is planned and any deviation from that plan is fatal. THAT kind of...


April 03, 2019

Dog Question in Trying to Hold On

Okay, folks… I know there are people out there that would say “I don’t care if I go bankrupt, my dog is getting whatever he/she needs!!” I’m not that kind of guy. However, I am the kind of guy th...


Woke up this morning; Puppy is dead to the world asleep. I’m able to go to the bathroom, comb my hair, brush my teeth, take my pills and all of that before she even starts to get out of her bed....


Saturday we went to counseling. Counselor said we’re doing well. Then we went to look at Puppies. We didn’t need to. We weren’t obligated to. It was something that Wife said she was ready to ...


I hope but cannot promise that at the beginning of each month, I will review my Yearly Resolutions and chart where I am. It is another way of keeping me honest, keeping me focused, and hopefully...


An assortment of hours, less than 36 hours. At Marriage Counsleing, our therapist said that we were doing really well. We decided to schedule our next appointment for four weeks away. We left t...


BE FOREWARNED The following entry may contain “Too Much Information” and/or contain material of a graphic adult nature. While that means this could be entered into my more graphic book built for...


March 27, 2019

Weird Idea in Trying to Hold On

I just had a weird idea for a story: Normal person, normal life, 3rd Shift Convenience Store Clerk, nothing special. They use a site like Prosebox to journal and read other journals. One day, th...


This is appropriate. I can’t spend a lot of time on this site, but I need it for my mental state of calm. Rather like when I was studying for the bar exam. So like when I was taking the bar ex...


March 25, 2019

Survey in Trying to Hold On

So… a little outreach can be helpful. JUst doing a survey to fill some time while I wait for a phone call: How old will you be in five years? I will be 40 days away from my 40th birthday How tal...