Turd Man Likes Poop Culture

As long time readers of this blog probably remember I am the Turd Man of Alcatraz.  Luckily I haven’t had to wrangle any floaters recently and our septic system has performed admirably since we had it sucked dry a while back.  My extensive experience dealing with my household’s bowel remnants has engendered an affinity with […]

Turd Man Redux

A while back I wrote a piece called "The Turd Man of Alcatraz" that described my familial role as the discoverer of all floaters and clogged toilets in our house.  Now I’ve taken my act on the road.  On Monday and Tuesday I was in DC on business and I stayed at the Hampton Inn […]

The Turd Man of Alcatraz

The "Alcatraz" of this post’s title is my beautiful home in which my wife and I are imprisoned with our children.  The "Turd Man" is yours truly.  Why, you may ask, am I the "Turd Man?"  I am the "Turd Man" because I have this amazing propensity for being the one person in the house […]

What Percentage of Income is Spent on Childcare When School is Out?; Putting in Some Solid Miles; Support from Phillips Management Group

Hunger Fact of the Day: During the summer, when school is out, many families struggle to put food on the table because their childcare expenses increase significantly. According to a blog post at Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, “American families can expect to spend 20% of their income this summer on childcare. In North Carolina, […]

The Incredible Turd Machine

As a man who’s spent an inordinate amount of time dealing with the ebb and flow of turds in my home I found this post by Bill Gates to be quite interesting: I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the […]

Call Me Mud Man

A couple of weeks ago we had a new septic field put in our front yard.  Why the front and not the back yard like 99% of the world?  You'll have to ask the original homeowner why they situated our lot the way they did, but my guess is that they wanted to place the […]


Yesterday my wife had wakened in the pre-dawn hours, packed up the youngest and headed to Virginia for our niece’s baptism.  I stayed home with the oldest two kids because they had various things scheduled for the weekend, including my daughter’s soccer game.  Well we had torrential rains so the game ended up being cancelled […]