Hannah’s Bat Mitzvah Blessing

Here is the blessing I gave to Hannah at her Bat Mitzvah this morning: My beloved Hannah, words cannot describe the joy that entered into my heart on the 12th of June, 2009. I never knew I could love someone so deeply, and so powerfully as I love you. Being your father has been the […]


Who doesn’t love a good cover of a song. Here’s my ever increasing playlist for covers. One note: for each entry, the first song is the original, the rest are a noteworthy cover. Song Artist The Sound of Silence Simon & Garfunkel The Sound of Silence Disturbed Paradise John Prine Paradise Johnny Cash I Fought […]

My old quotes file

Carnegie MellonHines Ward: It’s better to be a used-to-be than a never-was.Randy Pausch: That’s for damn sure.Hines Ward making Randy Pausch’s day Wink, I can write that code in Θ(n lg n) time…Overheard in the cluster 5/3/96 EntropyThe Universe continued to rapidly hurtle towards heat death millions of years from now. Campus police issued an internal citation to the […]


Anyone who has watched Scrubs for any length of time knows that music plays a key role in the series. Here’s my Scrubs playlist: Song Artist Superman Lazlo Bane Overkill – Acoustic Version Colin Hay Beautiful World Colin Hay Waiting For My Real Life To Begin Colin Hay A Little Respect Erasure Good Time Leroy […]

Great Song Lines

I love good song lines, and this is my current great lines playlist: Song Artist Line As Cool As I Am Dar Williams I don’t know what you saw, I want someone who sees me 21 Guns Green Day Did you stand too close to the fire? Like a liar looking for forgiveness from a […]

Pick me up songs

When I feel depressed or need a quick pick me up, this is the playlist I turn to: Song Artist Moneytalks AC/DC Wavin’ Flag K’NAAN No One Alicia Keys Sister Contine Rusted Root Won’t Get Fooled Again – Original Album Version The Who Born to Run Bruce Springsteen We Will Rock You Queen I’m A […]

My favorites songs

These are some of my current favorite songs… Song Artist The King of Wishful Thinking Go West Where Is My Life? Ken Saydak I’m Tired Joey Boy Van Morrison Be Thou My Vision Van Morrison Streets of Philadelphia Bruce Springsteen (Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection Nelson Everyday Phil Collins As Cool As I […]

Dex’s playlist

I made this playlist for Dex a couple of summers back…before he would claim to hate these songs, most especially Let It Go. Song Artist Hello Adele Wake Me Up Avicii Dark Lord Funk K-Face Rules Play That Song Train Million Reasons Lady Gaga The Final Countdown Europe All About That Bass Meghan Trainor Gitchee […]

What’s on my “Now playing” playlist

Thanks to SiriusXM I’ve got a weird “now playing” playlist. Song Artist Pompeii Bastille Missed Connection The Head And The Heart Houdini Foster The People Reverend Kings of Leon Thunder Imagine Dragons Happy Hour The Housemartins Sober Up AJR broken lovelytheband Cleopatra The Lumineers Ophelia The Lumineers Overwhelmed Royal & the Serpent Home Edward Sharpe […]

MediEvil Reboot: a review

One of my all-time favorite games of all time, was SCE Cambridge’s MediEvil, released, on disc, in 1998. I remember the release vividly, because I was hosting my Irish ex-roommate, Mark and his then girlfriend (now wife), Karen for a quick holiday in Chicago. I had been really stoked about this game, the ads and […]