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The sound and the furry (or why my cat may kill me)

Those of you who have a cat, please raise your hand…

WOW! Look at those scratch marks! But we’ll get to that in a minute. … 258 more words


Don't worry: It's just your toilet paper getting smaller

I have a friend in Atlanta who I consider an astute observer. The kind of person who is aware of even the most subtle changes in routine or appearance. 559 more words


A catchy NASA acronym could lead to restrooms on Mars

(It’s my turn over at Long Awkward Pause today, where I was asked to give an update on NASA’s space program for 2015. What I discovered may shock you. 205 more words


Remember to love each other like Rufus Valentine

As I’ve mentioned before, I lived in the South for 10 years, with six of those years spent in the suburbs of Atlanta. In the early 1990s, I was a restaurant chef operating in one of Georgia’s largest shopping malls — three stories of glass, sale banners and merchants spanning six football fields’ worth of mall space. 971 more words

Ned Hickson

I just remembered: I am slowly replacing my memory with Post-Its

When my wife called to remind me about letting the dogs out at noon, I instinctively retrieved a Post-It from the desk drawer and scrawled “Dogs at noon,” then stuck it to the computer monitor. 412 more words


Finding your writing muse: it's always the last place you look

When you consider that there were nine Muses in Greek mythology, you’d think finding yours would be pretty easy. In fact, I’m looking for mine right now. 910 more words


A love note for no reason doesn't mean I'm in trouble

“If I had three wishes, none would compare to the one God already granted when he gave me you.”

I wrote those words on my wife’s Facebook today, as well as my own, inspired by no other reason than being the lucky man who can say them to her. 247 more words

Ned Hickson