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“Believe It Or Not” – The Hyatt Stories

The following is a story I wrote the company newsletter while working as a Bellman at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf newsletter back in the 1990s. The premise for the article was to gather stories from various folks in the hotel and leave it to the reader to determine...

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Summer Reading

Summer reading for hight school. Ususally 1-3 books of 250ish page lenght. Summer these is no reading but plenty of time. Summerr deadline it becuase a math exercise   50 pages a day for next 30 days. etc.

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“The Day I Saved Hyatt” – The Hyatt Stories

The following is a story I wrote the company newsletter while working as a Bellman at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf newsletter back in the 1990s. The premise for the article was to gather stories from various folks in the hotel and leave it to the reader to determine...

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Spelling Bee

Moderator: "The word is: Delineate" Contestant:  "Del-in-ee-ate? Humm, Del-in-eeh-ate. Can you use that in a sentence please? Moderator: "Sure. Spell the word: Delineate"

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Burning Man

In case you didn't know, the Kerry Picnic in the 70s and 80s was the original "Burning Man."

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“Price Check!”

At the store today, in the "Express" line when the lady ahead of me asked for the price of the Fig Newtons she had on the conveyer belt. The clerk tried to scan it but didn't work so he asked bag boy to check the shelf. She had a few more non-fig items that he started...

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The One-Upsman

The boys had had their bachelor party fun in the exotic and remote location of North Beach and before it got too late, and the thousand beers could take hold, they thought it best to continue the session close to home. Because they were in North Beach where parking is...

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The Pie-Eyed Piper

It was a somewhat typical Sunday evening at Ridley’s Bar in the mid-90’s: Plenty of rough guys and some equally rough girls writhing to the somewhat-muffled sounds emanating  from a DJ booth perched precariously in the upper corner of the bar. I had been to the...

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The Big Horse Apple

Andy was the first of us to get married, and he was thankfully doing it on the other side of the country, forcing his Sunset pals to go on a air-n-road trip. The wedding was in upper-state New York but we decided to take the opportunity to hang out in New York City...

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The Trial of Barabbas

A couple of years before the original Good Friday (I have THE BEST Good Friday story, but I'll tell you that later), the crowd-favorite, Barabbas, was standing trial for the murder of a local man, Lazarus. The trial had been going on for days, and Barabbas' defense...

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What’s In a Name?

You may have noticed that some singers are forever-nicknamed by some of their most popular songs or lyrics, even when the songs were not directly written about themselves. John Lennon is often referred to as "The Walrus;" Elton John is "Rocket Man;" Madonna the...

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Grievances, the book

So, I wrote a book. Yes, that sounds weird to me too. It's a compilation of my "Festivus 'Airing of Grievances’ Project" rants, with several new ones added in to make it worth your while. But that's not all! I’ve also added some funny illustrations, courtesy of my...

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Year(‘s Work) In Review

Thanks to everyone who purchased “Grievances” over the past month. The comments I’ve received online and in person have been overwhelmingly positive, which is shocking to me. There must be a lot of repressed anger out there... [Initiate Begging Routine] Anyway, if you...

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Scrawny

Many years ago, after my father emigrated to America, his father brought one of my Dad's younger brothers to a Seminary (in Ireland) to hopefully be taken in to start his journey into the priesthood. The priest at the door said, "He's kind of scrawny, isn't he?" My...

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Message from Thomas McKeon

This is a one-time email, I won't bother you again.  "Grievances" by Thomas McKeon Friends, Colleagues and other people unfortunate enough to be in my address book,  No, this is not step 9 of 12; I can assure you, I’m still drinking quite heavily. This is an email to...

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