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Why You Don’t Need To Love What You Do … Or Even Like It

…I’ve heard it said more times than I can count (and twice just this past weekend): If I dislike my job so much, why don’t I find something else? To my mind, the answer should be obvious… Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS – An Atheist’s Reflections

Christmas is a mess of a holiday, and it’s meaning is always changing, but I love it all the same. And while some atheists might prefer to say “Happy Holidays” or some other such nonsense, I’ll forever say … Continue reading

THE CURE FOR BALDNESS: Finally, the Answers You’ve Been Looking For

… I was impressed by the results; so too was my wife … until she got a closer look and remarked that Toppik made it look like my head was growing mold… Continue reading

Why I’m Striving Not to Be Such an Angry Atheist

Getting angry, while sometimes appropriate, is not always the wisest and most effective approach. And here, my atheist and believer friends, are four very good reasons why… Continue reading

My Neighbour Just Won The Lottery, And I’m A Better Man Because Of It

You’d think I’d be jealous of Chuck’s good fortune. Yet I’m not. I’m actually happy for him. And nobody could be more surprised by that response than me… Continue reading

An Open Letter to BILLY TALENT Drummer Aaron Solowoniuk

Multiple Sclerosis ravages the body – it is a kind of suffering that I can only imagine. Even so, you appear to be meeting it with a kind of quiet fortitude that is nothing short of inspiring… Continue reading

JEDI, JUSTIN, and JIHAD – the 2015 Year In Review

What follows are this year’s highlights, as determined by me. It’s as objective as the unquestionable superiority of crunchy peanut butter. Know the crunch. Respect the crunch… Continue reading

HOT DAMN — Achieving My Goals

It’s important to set goals. Even more important, though, is achieving those goals. You work hard, you struggle, and despite some initial setbacks, you push through to the end. You did it, bro. Good job … Continue reading

HOT DAMN #45 — Christmas!

The popular position to take, after all, is that Christmas just isn’t what it used to be . . . you know, back when we were kids. I mean, you can’t even say “Merry Christmas” anymore, am I right? Continue reading

HOT DAMN #44 — Movies

…I love movies so much that I frequently go to the theatre by myself. Actually, I sometimes prefer seeing movies by myself; company just distracts from the actual film… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #43 — Writing

Here’s the thing: I don’t want to be just any kind of writer; I want to be a paid, professional one, particularly a novelist.
And this, my friends, is where you crank up the volume on Supertramp’s song, “Dreamer.” I’ll wait… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #42 — GANG VOCALS With Your Family

four upstanding, highly educated, working professionals all agreed to hunker down in my basement, gather around a crappy microphone, and group-shout lyrics… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #41 — Corgi Love

That’s right. Back in the day, these cute little puffs of fur were used to herd livestock, as in 1,500 pound cows. Who be frontin’ now? Continue reading

Why the Phrase “WAKE UP WORLD” is Really Just Code for: “I’M AN ASSHOLE”

What I find myself most wanting to respond to, however, is not to the terror attacks in Paris (to which no response seems adequate), but to the “I Told You So” mentality being bandied about by many on the far right… Continue reading

HOT DAMN #40 — Learning to PLAY an INSTRUMENT

…I bought the big amp because it looked cool, and at seventeen that pretty much topped my priorities. That I could barely turn it on without my brain bleeding out my ears didn’t matter. I was too “punk rawk” to care… Continue reading

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