My dad is kind of like a "this day in history" machine. Just give him a particular day, and, after some digging through his resources or his knowledge base, out comes a notable event from that day. These moments range from the personal and the obscure--birthdays, stories of family and friends, etc--to the public and … Continue reading “Remember, remember, the 29th(?) of November”
Gameshow contestant Rolo Tomassi: "I'll go ahead and finish the category. '21st Century America' for $500, Alex." Alex Trabek-like gameshow host: "These three interrelated things were part of Greg Seltzer's life in July and August 2018." Rolo Tomassi: "What are an infection common in daycares, a road trip to Cooperstown, and not showering for 2.5 … Continue reading Let’s Get Ready to Rumble (Ponies)!
Definition of scapegoat 1: a goat upon whose head are symbolically placed the sins of the people after which he is sent into the wilderness in the biblical ceremony for Yom Kippur 2a : one that bears the blame for others b : one that is the object of irrational hostility Above is how … Continue reading Goats Who Landscape? Who Would Have Guessed?
I seem to have this inner voice that tells me that there's always SOMETHING I can be working on to "better myself." Yet always trying to stay busy and "productive" actually seems to make me less productive, more worn out, and less focused when it's really time to buckle down and get to work. This … Continue reading Getting More by Enjoying the Little Things
As I get this blog started up, I think I should tell you about the phenomenon of Seltzer Luck. Despite what it implies, this phrase actually refers to decidedly unlucky things that continue to happen to me (I apologize to my wife for passing on this ability to her). I should point out that in … Continue reading Seltzer Luck