Ashley Aldworth, the step-daughter to one of my best friends, was killed in a single vehicle accident early Sunday morning. She apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Ashley was 25 years old.
Ashley’s step-father Dominic works with me, and I’ve known him for thirteen years. When I was promoted, Dom trained me and took me under his wing. He is also the same Dominic that appears in the Acknowledgments section of Only Son. He and his wife Donna are terrific people who’ve raised terrific daughters.
Ashley was a beautiful, outgoing, fun-loving girl who would do anything for a friend. There is no doubt people like her shouldn’t leave us so soon. However, we should take comfort in the fact that so many people had their lives affected – for the better – by her presence.
Some say that the ultimate tragedy is when a parent outlives his/her child. As a father of four, I wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment.
Rest in peace, Ashley. Godspeed.
Now it’s official.
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has died. He died from complications from lung cancer today.
In keeping with my policy of deriding hypocrisy, I will not comment on Paterno, his legacy or his death, other than to say that it’s a shame it wasn’t Jerry Sandusky.
Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno died Saturday night from lung cancer, Onward State, the student-run university website, reports.
The winningest major college football coach of all time, Paterno was diagnosed shortly after Penn State’s Board of Trustees ousted him Nov. 9 in the aftermath of the child sex abuse charges against former assistant Jerry Sandusky. Paterno’s been getting treatment since, and his health problems were worsened when he broke his pelvis — an injury that first cropped up when he was accidentally hit in preseason practice last year.
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I think that’s a prayer beg on a blog. Yeah, I’m making up words again. Shoot me.
If you have a moment, could you please send up a prayer or three for Dr. Evil? He suffered an undisclosed injury yesterday at work, but it was serious enough that he will need surgery – as early as today.
Dr. Evil is family, so if you can ask the Man Upstairs to order a prayer strike, I would greatly appreciate it. – Wyatt
Someone put some 5-Hour Energy into the Crankipants family coffee pot. For those keeping track, this is two editions of Monkey & Bird in as many weeks.
Imagine if bloggers posted as regularly? Yeah Sally Anne, I’m looking right at you.
You can check out the new comic smell by clicking here.
After a few weeks off the grid, the Crankipants clan is back with a new edition of Monkey and Bird. This installment has full-frontal nudity, and a link to Christina Hendricks in a lace teddy. Good marketing ploy, or b.s.? You’ll have to click over to find out.
You can check out the freshly-squeezed goodness by clicking here.
Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. Sure, we get the short end of the stick at times. Sure, no star athlete ever says, “Hi, Dad!” when they’re on camera. But hey, we knew the risks when we took the job.
Now don’t get me wrong; I don’t consider myself a SuperDad – the missus does most of the work here – but I do my best for my kids. Of course, that will be little comfort when they write a tell-all book about the dad who blogged more often than he changed diapers.
Have a great day, guys! You’ve earned it.
After a short hiatus, Monkey and Bird is back online and pumping sweet radioactive fuel. The comic, written and illustrated by two of my favorite commenters – it’s okay, I just tell them that because we all know YOU are my favorite commenter – recently won the Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence. So you just know it’s good!
You can check out the animated brilliance by clicking here.
“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you’” – Mark 16
It’s been a while since the Crankipants family rolled out a new installment of their comic, Monkey and Bird.
Apparently, they have a life or something. The nerve of them. Lucky for you, I am not hindered by such encumbrances. Yeah, that’s right; I’m using big words now. Want to fight about it?
Anyway, hurry on over and take in the goodness before the ink dries. It’s got that new comic smell that we all love. You can check out the new episode by clicking here.
The world has lost one of the greats. Len Lesser was 88 years old.
Len Lesser, the veteran character actor best known for his scene-stealing role as Uncle Leo on “Seinfeld,” died Wednesday. Lesser’s family said in a statement that he died in Burbank, Calif., from cancer-related pneumonia.
“Heaven got a great comedian and actor today,” his daughter, Michele, said in the statement. “The outpouring of sympathy we’ve already received has been amazing and is so greatly appreciated. Thank you to all the people who helped make my father’s last journey special and surrounded with love.”
Godspeed, Mr. Lesser. You will be missed!