Well Crap, There Goes Another Year

As I write this, it’s December 1, 2012.  It’s my half birthday.   That’s right people.  Today, I turn 44 1/2.  So far, the TharpSter Mom has been the only one to wish me a happy half birthday.  Granted, it was embedded in a series of emails which ultimately discussed what she should get the kids for Christmas.   Why so much effort and planning needs to go into delivering a swift kick in the…

"Well Crap, There Goes Another Year"

LFTP: My Favorites

In November, 2011, I published 9 posts.  I had written 6 of them.  The remaining 3 were written by 2 guest bloggers.  One of those posts tends to get hits around here on a regular basis.   In December, 2011, I published three posts. That’s all.  Just three.   One of those was an annual post I put up publicizing my resolutions for the coming year.  The very first one I listed was this:  …

"LFTP: My Favorites"

LFTP: Crowd Favorites

Ladies and gentlemen, have you ever tried to recall a joke and all of its details as you were telling it to a group of people?   The first time you ever heard the joke, you lost all of your composure at how hysterically funny it turned out to be.  Tears came to your eyes and you slipped into a falsetto chuckle or even a pig like snort as you made every attempt to regain…

"LFTP: Crowd Favorites"

And It Practically Ends With This

Editors note:  Today’s foray into verbal brilliance for an otherwise dull internet will be the last, plain Jane, no frills, middle of the road installment of Letters From The Past.  The remaining three posts of this year are crafted as retrospectives on a cockamamie, ill-conceived goal to publish daily, coupled with the 2013 TharpSterLutions.   On to the rambling.   For those of you who may not be aware of this little tidbit, I’m on…

"And It Practically Ends With This"

LFTP: The Missing Days

Well ladies and gentlemen, the website here experienced some downtime in the middle of the month.  By the time the crack technical support staff was able to get it back up and running, five days worth of precious Letters From The Past failed to appear where and when they were supposed to.   I had already written the 12/15 entry somewhere around 12/12 or 12/13, and was able to schedule it to publish when I…

"LFTP: The Missing Days"