Park Row Fallout ⋅ 34

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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Grumph in Trying to Hold On

Just a brief complains. My whole body feels weird as does my head. I now know what it is and it sucks This is that point where my body has been politely not forcing me to deal with the aggressiv...


Well, I’ll call this a milestone, though it surely isn’t one I’m celebrating. Last night I had only one dream. It was a long dream. It was a work dream. I was in trial trying to juggle dozens ...


On my way home from work last night, my mother texted me. My father has had some wicked knee problems of late and I suggested that what he had described sounded like bone on bone. But I went to ...


ALL: I have been speed reading a bit today to catch up on 3 days worth of entries. Obviously, I haven’t noted as I would have liked but I’m trying to stay on top of stuff. If there is anything ...


Yesterday was certainly interesting. I did about a solid hour of work, then shoveled the back and front driveways… then played video games (getting a new achievement in an older game, w00t). The...


I got a text message at 7 a.m. from the District Associate Judge saying court was cancelled since every school district between him and the courthouse was cancelled due to weather. I figured “OK...


Weekend came and went. A brief discussion of those events: FRIDAY Got home from a rough day of work. Started to tell Wife about it but it was WAY too much for her to handle. That isn’t a critic...


Driving home last night was pretty seriously White Knuckle. LOTS of White Out Conditions on the road so… yeah. Got home safe, though. Went to the Gym. Apparently, I’ve gained 1.6 lbs in a wee...


February 08, 2019

The Ther Thursday in Trying to Hold On

Our big Child Case is out of the news cycle this morning as another Northeast Iowa Mother, Cheyanne Harris, grabs headlines for being convicted in the death of her son, Sterling Koehn, who died ...


February 07, 2019

WED in Trying to Hold On

Grump. Ever feel like you spent your “awake” at the wrong moment. I woke up… got out of bed… took a shower… FELT AWAKE… got in the car and about half-way to work I was tired again. Now I’m at ...


February 06, 2019

Busy Day in Trying to Hold On

It is a busy day so I want to throw some things out before I actually write anything (if I get the chance to actually write anything) Frankly, I could have put up almost ANY video with the capti...


So this week is set to be busy. Next week is set to be busy. Good. I like it when I feel like I’m earning my paycheck. This week would have, otherwise, been pretty blah. If we’re JUST lookin...


Last night, I went to bed very late. Even later than Wife which is rare. I went to bed very tired, a little drunk, very plugged up. When I awoke in the morning, I quickly noticed the absence o...


February 02, 2019

Random Statements in Trying to Hold On

A Collection of Random Statements in lieu of a more detailed entry (1) When I returned home from work… Wife was watching TV in the living room and wanted to tell me all about this vampire film sh...


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...


February 01, 2019

Pushed on Through in Trying to Hold On

Back at work; County re-open. Despite current air temperatures being -9. At least it isn’t -58 which is where we were yesterday with wind chill! Having the time and opportunity and definitely t...


January 30, 2019

At The Conclusion in Trying to Hold On

A cold night falls A night of howling wind of brutal cold of bitter dark Wife is watching her favorite show drinking her favorite whiskey enjoying a fire of her own making she says she is content...


January 30, 2019

Reluctant Plume in Trying to Hold On

I had not intended to write today. My original plan was to merely read PB entries, note if I were able, and remain otherwise silent as a writer. But the world is frozen, the Midwest is effect...


January 29, 2019

Trying to Sleep in Trying to Hold On

Here I lay Feeling so tired Physically but more I wish I could open my head Let people see in Feel supported for it and encouraged Life continues The emerald saphron jewel spins on The ants of l...


What are some of your favorite cities you’ve been to? Graz, Austria. Seattle, Washington. Vancouver, British Columbia. Would you allow your children to date prior to 16? Define date. Would I...


January 29, 2019

Polar Vortex in Trying to Hold On

Frozen world is becoming a threat. SUPER cold weather, super strong winds, lots of official government delays. So… we’ll see what happens with my packed Court day today… will it actually happen...


REDACTED Some things may be best kept private. In a completely related and yet otherwise random statement.... Ted Bundy is back in the news and on Netflix. I haven’t watched it yet, but I’m ex...


Last night I had a strange combination of a dream. Typically, if I wake up remembering a dream… I remember all of it clearly for at least an hour before it starts fading in my head. This mornin...


The next immediate court day for Court Level 2 is Feb 7. Let me start over by explaining… in our system of criminal courts, our system is set as Traffic/Simple Misdemeanors: Court Level 1 Seriou...


January 25, 2019

CORRECTION in Trying to Hold On

A Correction is needed. Yesterday’s entry discussed bills going to the senate floor to re-open the government. The entry mistakenly claimed the vote was to happen on the day of the entry. This ...