0 – About Biff



Hi! I am Biff. Welcome to my cluttered little wordsmith’s workshop. It’s not much, but it’s where I come to escape from the world and all of its sound and fury. Here you will find hand-crafted humor and levity (with occasional bursts of jocularity). It may not be professional quality, but it is original and lovingly crafted with affection. Think of me as Geppetto, and of my humble little posts as awkward wooden puppets who hope someday to become quality writing.

I am a man in my mid-50s, thus completing my transition to complete invisibility and irrelevancy. This allows me to move about society unobserved as I observe our modern culture. I live in the world’s most boring suburb of Dallas, Texas. I am married, with a twenty-something year old daughter, two cats, a mortgage, and something that approximates a career. Think of my life as the embodiment of the “quiet desperation” that Thoreau wrote of. Hey, if I can find the humor in that, I can find humor in anything! Thus this blog.

Feel free to visit my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/biff.sockpow



  1. Hey Biff, what a great intro page and I’m glad to meet you here, cane via Cyranny’s trustworthy recommendation. Why do I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy your site. I look forward to reading much more. Cheers from down under. 🙂

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  2. Dear Bif.f. B.i.f.f.f.f.f.f.f BIIIFFF biff!

    You have deserted your flock for three days now… Three whole days. So, I have taken the liberty of crashing your “About” page. Again.

    I must say there was a detail, that eluded me the first time… And if I didn’t have so much affection for you, I think I’d be appalled! So, quoting you;

    “I am married with a twenty-something year old daughter, two cats, a mortgage, and something that approximates a career.”

    Twenty-something (first of all, I hope you are just hiding her real age here, otherwise, if you really don’t know exactly how old she is, you should quickly investigate and note it somewhere… With her birthday date, and your wedding anniversary date also!) year old daughter?? Please tell me she’s not yours! Well, of course she is, by being your spouse… but please please please, tell me she’s not your daughter! I have a feeling she might be, because otherwise why mention she’s a daughter… Of course she is! If she hadn’t been a daughter, she wouldn’t have existed at all! And how creepy would that have been!!

    Also… Are you married to the 2 cats, the mortgage and the career too? Just wondering…

    See? That is what happens when you go away too long…

    Stalkingly yours,

    C. xx

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    • Thanks, Wilt! I think it is a feeling that most middle-aged men can identify with. It is that feeling that perhaps is the cause of the proverbial “mid-life crisis” we hear so much about. Everyone wants to feel relevant and that they have a purpose and meaning. But in this crazy, hullaballoo, million-miles-an-hour world we live in, it is getting harder and harder to achieve feelings of relevance. This little blog helps in some small way … and certainly comments such as yours help a lot! Thank you again.

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      • I hear you (tho not as well as I used to haha). My blog is like my little corner out of the fray of the world’s focus on the young and our accelerated culture (to coin a phrase from Douglas Coupland, who really put Gen Xers on the map). And you are quite welcome. I am Canadian to the core and often find myself thanking people for thanking me!

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  3. I wanted to comment here since I thought I did before, but I see now that I must’ve only clicked “Like.” First of all, I am your age and I refuse to allow you to transition into irrevelency! That might mean I would have to as well. No way!! Invisibility, well that sounds kinda fun. I might join you. 😉 Seriously, anonymity is a wonderful thing. I’ve posted about writing anonymously before. Complete liberation. I adore your blog and I follow very few since I don’t have a lot of free time but yours keeps me highly engaged.

    Great crossing paths with you online,

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    • Thank you, Stephanie! I very much appreciate your compliments and your encouragement. I think your blog is awesome and I hope someday that mine is halfway as good as yours. I’ll just keep plugging along at it and hoping I keep progressing.

      (P.S. I thought I responded to your comment once before, but apparently WP ate it, for there’s nothing here now. So I apologize for the extremely late response!)


  4. Damn fine bio, sir. Short, sweet, and to the point. Glad you found my site so I could find yours.
    One thing though: I thought only women acquired the superpower of invisibility in middle age? Dang, yet another thing we have to share with men!

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    • Thank you very much, C.J.! I’d like to say I kept it short and sweet for artistic or aesthetic reasons … but really there just isn’t much to say about myself. 🙂

      Thank you for the follow and the compliments! Remember to use your invisibility superpower only for good.

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