Morgan’s Rantings and Waxings

tales from an extrovert forced to be a recluse

2017 in Review

2017 is in the books, and what a strange year it was.  A crappy year in so many ways: politics being a mess, every celebrity being a sex monster, and a bunch of friend drama.  But it was also an incredibly joyous and momentous year for me personally: bought a house in Grand Rapids, had another kid, and finished my solo project album.  The dichotomy was strange, but I will.. Read More

2016 In Review

Time to do my annual look back, and let the record show I did technically start this before February (in case I don’t actually finish it tonight).  2016 came and went even faster than 2015, and in a popular culture sense, that was fine, as it was a real crappy year. Personally though, Avery kept getting bigger and funnier and crazier.  It’s been the blessing of my life to watch.. Read More

2015 in Review

Well, it’s February, so I should probably post my annual look back at the previous year. Go figure, I actually thought over New Year’s Weekend “oh, I could get a start on my year in review post!” And then I decided to have dinner instead. And then it was February. 2015 came and went so quickly it seems. I suppose that’s what happens when you’re living your life and juggling.. Read More

So Long Buddy

This past Wednesday, my grandfather Ty Cobb Wallace (better known as Bomp) left this world, less than a month shy of his 96th birthday.  He always told me that he wanted to live until he was 120 where to buy Phentermine US and be shot by a jealous husband.  While he didn’t quite make it that long, I’m convinced he stuck around these last couple years because he wanted to.. Read More

2014 in Review

Another year in the books, and while all years bring some change in their own way, this one obviously brought a big one.  It’s funny to think that when I was typing up my 2013 in review, I was only about a month out from discovering that I would become a father in 2014.  Crazy to think that was just a year ago. So in that vain, future Morgan, here.. Read More

2013 In Review

Well here’s the one time all year that I actually update my blog. I guess maybe I should rename this to “Morgan’s once a year ruminations on the previous year”. So another year has gone by, and as per usual, I’m gonna take a look back at it, both from a personal perspective, and a “best of” type perspective, so thank you for indulging me. And hopefully you get something.. Read More

2012 in Review

Holy crap, so the last post I made was 2011 in review over a year ago.  I think my blogging instinct is officially dead.  And as much as I almost let this whole year in review thing die this year, it’s one tradition I’m just not ready to give up on yet.  So since we’re already 2 weeks into February, let’s look back at 2012!  (and thank you Charley for.. Read More

2011 in Review

Every year it seems like I put this out later.  So I’m sorry for my lateness on this, but it’s still January, so it counts right? So Morgan, since I know you like to get sentimental, here’s the quick links to previous years – 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.  And here’s some highlights of what happened in 2011: The year got off to a hot start when you proposed to.. Read More

Costa Rica Trip Day 2

We got up relatively early, and explored Margarita’s a little bit.  I believe we were the only ones staying there. \ After hearing several stories from Margarita, and some tips for where we should go, we rented a car and headed off to Manuel Antonio.  The GPS almost immediately got us lost, as we headed up a road that was only a road in the sense that there were not.. Read More

Costa Rica Trip Day 1

Well we’ve been blessed to have internet in our two quick places we’ve stayed at so far in Costa Rica, so I figured I’d go ahead and do one of my trip diaries again, at least while I have reliable internet. As to be expected, the first day was filled with travel.  So Corinne and I spent the majority of the day reading and watching Six Feet Under and The.. Read More