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work
It has been a while since I made any kind of reference to the work that I do. This is actually a great thing. In general when you do not talk about your job you are pretty happy. That being said, I shifted from more of a product manager role […]

Work I do : Update


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80s Toys : M.U.S.C.L.E. men
I know. I know. There are millions of blog posts about Obscure 80s toys you loved.  There is a reason for that. They make cool posts! So in the interest of doing my part to keep the internet running like the well oiled machine that it is. Here is mine. Boglins […]

Obscure 80s toys you loved


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synthwave
Most teenagers tend to gravitate towards some genre of music. They tend to keep coming back and enjoying that music all of their lives. I was no different. Synthwave was my music of choice. Tears for fear, Ray Lynch, Alpha Ville, Thompson Twins, and Bronski Beat are all bands that […]

Synthwave Revolution


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Do not fear
I am convinced that fear drives almost all of our behaviors. It has become more and more clear to me as I have gotten older and more aware of my mortality. Death is the thing that we all fear the most.  Hundreds of published academic papers have shown that worrying […]

Fear the Mind Killer



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I had the distinct displeasure of sitting within listening distance of a family at dinner tonight. My ears were assailed with the most incredulous conversation regarding tattoos I have heard in a long time. Living in the south as I do, I should know better than to think the intelligence […]

Mother of all tattoo myths


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This year’s celebrations are truly filled with a great many “firsts” for me. With this in mind I wanted to list them out and note my gratitude for them one by one.    This is the first year that I have no children living with me at home. It was […]

Gratitude 2015


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I am a nostalgic reader. What I mean by that is that I fondly relive my youth by re-reading books that I enjoyed as a child. This time of year being October has scary stories swirling around in my mind like spinning leaves caught in the Autumn breeze. Bernard Hurwood […]

Rocky Hurwood Author Show


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Halloween Cartoons 2015
I have a pseudo tradition on my blog of posting a bunch of Halloween images on or before each holiday. This is the Halloween Cartoons 2015 batch. I hope you enjoy! Trick-or-Treat! Happy Halloween. This list includes images for everything from vintage pumpkins, creepy crawly bugs, serious owls and ravens, […]

Halloween Cartoons 2015



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When people start implying that because they take no offence, nobody else should be, either. That’s when their arguments lose all relevance. You see, some people haven’t really learned that everyone is entitled to their feelings, whether those feelings are “rational” and “logical” or not, and that one person’s feelings don’t […]

Simple Offence


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I have empty nestlings. It has really been a long time since I have written anything and I must confess that writing something that does not involve the technical specifications of some piece of computer hardware or assisting someone solve an outstanding problem seems kind of foreign to me. I did […]

Empty Nestlings


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Modern Santa Claus is known to be an amalgam of influences, not the least of which is the Germanic god Odin. It is important to realize that there were many other holiday figures, both male and female, that did not find their way over to our modern American Christmas celebrations. German […]

Mōdraniht – Mothers Night