- Josh Drespling
Our New Crop of Criminals Ain’t So Bright
I constantly hear people complain about the condition of our quaint little town. They disparage the city due to the amount of crime and drugs that have overtaken our humble home. The Pittsburgh news channels run New Castle stories nearly every night alongside those about shootings in Homewood or The Northside. At every turn there seems to be another murder, arson, or drug bust. Today, however, I want to talk about the level of criminal that has developed in our area.
Josh Drespling: Buying Hardware For My Home Is Not That Easy
Sit right back and hear a tale, a tale of a fateful... online shopping experience. Ok I admit it, I went the cheap route and found an online retailer who had some seemingly great prices. I shopped around for new hinges and hardware for the cabinets in my kitchen and was overwhelmed by the retail cost of such simple things.
Josh Drespling: Fulfilled — and full — after a tasty tour of the globe
Last weekend, I got to partake in a whirlwind tour of our small planet. I was accompanied by my wife and her full-blooded Italian grandfather and his wife, Helen. There was no need to carry our passports or even our visas. Our journey's only requirement was a fresh palate and willingness to try new and possibly adventurous foods.
Josh Drespling: Surprise party knocked my socks off — but I’ve got plenty more
I was tricked, bamboozled and had the wool pulled over my eyes. There had been a keen line of trickery, deception and misdirection laid out by my family, friends and co-workers. I was oblivious to the event that was soon to befall me.
Josh Drespling: Whew! When my vacation ends, I’m gonna need a ... vacation!
I sit here reeking of a pungent combination of gasoline and sweat. My arms are sore, my mind is tired and my feat are aching. Why, you ask? Because I'm on vacation, of course.
Josh Drespling: As I near 40, my body’s a wreck — and so is the system
As I approach the monstrous hurdle of my 40th birthday, I have come to the startling conclusion that my body has declared war on me. Not a simple attack that could be easily warded off with some exercise, Advil, or extra sleep, but rather a full-blown invasion, bent on total and complete elimination of me.
Josh Drespling: Frustrations turn to fun during the loss of utilities
I stepped into the house after a long day’s work, hoping to relax and kick back with the little one and claim a calm evening at home. As I breached the threshold of the front door I was greeted by an eerie silence. There was not a single sound coming from the house.
Falling, Falling, Fell For it.
I fell the other day and it really hurt. I tripped, slid or performed some other type of embarrassing gymnastic routine over a shadow or that invisible line on our porch. I went head first down the old wooden steps coming off our porch. Thanks to my cat-like reflexes I was able to break my fall by extending my right arm and meeting the ground with the palm of my hand. However, not before I lost the entire contents of my coffee cup down the front of my freshly pressed work clothes.
Josh Drespling: Father’s Day rekindles special memories of Dad
I am winging it as a single parent for the next few weeks as my wife starts her master’s degree with a residency in Dublin, Ireland. Smack dab in the middle of her time overseas is Father's Day.
Josh Drespling: They don’t get any younger do they?
It’s official, my little girl has become a first-grader. She has taken yet another step into her bright future. One day closer to fulfilling her destiny. But it seems like it was just minutes ago we were bringing her home from the hospital.
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