Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving. -Dale Carnegie After just two days here in Houston, I’ve had enough negativity to last me a long while. To be fair, I’ve been prepared for a certain amount of […]


Do you suffer from triskaidekaphobia? How about paraskevidekatriaphobia? Or even friggatriskaidekaphobia? I’d wager most people know that triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. Perhaps just as many know that paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. I’m guessing fewer know that friggatriskaidekaphobia also means a fear of Friday the 13th, but is named […]

Friday The 13th Frights

One week ago yesterday, the Royals were crowned the World Series champions. At this point, you may be thinking, “Great, another Royals post.” Or maybe you’re thinking, “Great! Another Royals post!” Either way, their accomplishment isn’t the main crux of this post. As I pondered all their post-season efforts, it reminded me […]

Outgroup Denigration Delight