Posted by: Mr. Miller | 2015-02-06

Spartan Sprint, Arizona style

Five times.

Five times I’ve gone online – on Facebook, Twitter and of course this blog – and proudly proclaimed myself a “Warrior”.

First I was just a warrior. Then there was the repeat. Next I conquered the battleground in Nebraska before eventually completing the Warrior Dash in Phoenix, Arizona.

Thus becoming a five-time back-to-back, multi-state, multi-time zoned warrior.

I won’t say I ran great nor was I even remotely in what anyone might define as being in “good shape”. But I did it and am proud of the title.

Then there was the Arizona Spartan Race.

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Posted by: Mr. Miller | 2015-01-25

Dinner at Hooters

This past weekend the family and I went to Hooters for dinner. Kids eat free on Saturdays and when you’ve got 6-year old twins, well, that’s never a bad thing.

Now I know what some of you are thinking (and probably rolling your eyes while doing so): Well. You only go there because the girls are half-naked. Let me quote Chicago Blackhawks color analyst Eddie Olczyk by saying “Stop it right there.”

Granted, our waitress did go a long way in restoring my long wavering faith that Hooters could, in fact, hire attractive women. She did a fine job of showing off her flat midriff and certainly lived up to the perceived reputation of the restaurant. But truthfully, I really do like the wings.

This night, however, was not memorable because of the food.

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Posted by: Mr. Miller | 2015-01-20

A Bad Day

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything about young Matt and as I look at recent blogs about his efforts to kick autism’s ass, I can see why: the kid continues to show improvement and that’s not really news anymore. I mean, there are only so many ways I can tell you that he’s doing great.

Matt on the playground

Matt insisted on holding hands out on the playground

As a matter of fact, he recently got in trouble at school for talking in class. Obviously that’s not what we want, but at the same time it is! He’s socializing more; engaging others. He’s been playing with the neighborhood kids, saying “HI” to everyone and is going out of his way to be part of a group. I was told that just today he, himself, tried to convince his aid that class was cancelled. It wasn’t, of course, but he deserves an A for effort.

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Posted by: Mr. Miller | 2014-12-29

2014, we hardly knew ye

Comic strip about the future

The future – Mimi and Eunice – from

Over the weekend I was watching ABC News and saw that many of the anchors and pundits had recorded short, :15 second, teasers going into – and coming out of – commercial breaks. These clips opined what news stories, events or even people made a significant impact in 2014. They were small reminders of some of the biggest stories of the year.

One mentioned the NFL and the Ray Rice scandal; putting a big spotlight on domestic abuse in this country.

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Posted by: Mr. Miller | 2014-12-18

Christmas carols – Chicago style

I truly wish that I could take credit for this, but I cannot. Full credit goes to Bears’ fan Phil Guay who, prior to the ugly loss to the Saints on Monday Night Football, uploaded a hilarious Christmas carol parody titled “A Very Angry Bears Fan Christmas.”

In my best Don Pardo-type voice:

You can hear such classics as: “Cutler the would-be QB” (sung to the tune of “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer”), “Last Season”, and “Keep this Up” (“Deck the Halls”). Bears’ fans, make your Christmas as Merry as possible! If you have to listen to the constant barrage of holiday hymns, they might as well be entertaining at the same time!

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