All Posts By

This Free Bird


2019: the year of the beatdown

Summary of 2019: Returned  from Christmas in Canada with the flu. First real flu since high school. January: so sick I finally decide to try light pilates at the end of the month in case lethargy and depression are causing this flu/backache. Can’t really…

December 31, 2019

How to make friends after 40 when you don’t have kids

Yesterday the phone rang while I was in the middle of a research project. Looking over at the dreaded call display I said to myself, I do not know Toby J********* therefore I shan’t be answering that. Half an hour later I noticed there…

September 12, 2018

2017 Recap – Don’t look back

Last night the pizza delivery guy showed up around 9:30 just as a sore throat claimed my last coherent moments of December 30, 2017. I walked outside barefoot because old habits die hard and he was wandering in the street like a lost dog…

January 4, 2018


Just before sundown tonight I was sitting in my office when the Asian kid across the street lost his everloving shit and kicked his pumpkins all over into the street. There I was, typing away at my computer, when I noticed in the mirror…

October 31, 2017