A Special Evening with Coldplay

Finally! An Uncle Doogs music review. And not just any music review, but a review of an absolutely spectacular evening with a phenomenal British group that you may all know. Coldplay! Uncle Doogs is coming out hot with the adjectives already, cue up Google for synonyms! Last night, Saturday July 30th, I accompanied my father…

Going off Grid

Now this is a topic we haven’t talked much about on the ol’ Aardvark. Going off the grid, a.k.a. offline. Ooooooh how enticing it seems. But when I actually think about implementing the action of going offline, I get anxiety. The thought of being totally cut off sounds absolutely amazing but then I realize I’d…

Snip and Tuck? Uncle Sam Wants You.

The other day I was at work going through my emails, dreading what was to come on the day. Maintenance, dealing with an over bearing boss, micromanagement, dealing with non-rates complaining about their job (which is cake compared to the Marines), the list goes on and on. And then I saw an email sent with…

My Failure.

Hello everyone. Uncle Doogs is back, and I am almost positive none of you have missed me. In fact I am sure most of you, if not all of you, were thinking, “Thank God. He’s gone.” However, I was merely away. We are going to get real personal here my fellow Aardvarkians. While I was…

Thoughts on a Friday Morning

It’s a fine and pleasant morning outside my parents’ home. Perfect, actually, it’s 70 now, it’ll be 80 later. But later I’ll be staring at a computer screen for about 10 hours: I’ve got classes to study, videos to watch, graphs to dissect, excel files, letters to write to newspapers, postcards to send to people…