My name is Ryan Mentock. I was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Durham, North Carolina.

I graduated from North Carolina State University in 2006 with a undergraduate degree in Business Management and Marketing and from George Washington University in 2014 with an MBA in Healthcare Administration. I have a wife, a baby, and two sisters who are all much better and more interesting people than me, but this isn’t their website.

I spend the majority of my free time playing…

…in my backyard, building something in my shed or taking care of my wiffle ball field.

with lasers, making custom designs and products that I think are pretty cool.

on the softball field, where I manage the Family Care softball team and help run the RTP Softball league.

…fetch with my dog, Mozi, who is quite possibly the world’s greatest amateur tennis ball fetcher.

I am a fan of the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Royals, Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Hurricanes, NC State Wolfpack, GWU Colonials, the Underdog, and Team USA.

Throughout my life, in exchange for the goods and currency used to sustain my livelihood, I have been a cashier, referee, landscaper, mover, waiter, tree salesman, warehouse manager, record filer, $7.00 lottery winner, typist, editor, receptionist, office manager, web designer, social media manger, fantasy football commissioner, tech support provider, dog sitter, game designer, box designer, and laser engraver.

Currently, I am the manager of Family Care, PA and the founder of The Tockery.

Thanks for checking out my blog!


The Ballad of the Immigrant Trump Supporter (And The Crazy Lady Who Wants Him Deported)

The Ballad of the Immigrant Trump Supporter (And The Crazy Lady Who Wants Him Deported) A Nigerian guy works at the gas station near me. I go to his store every Wednesday For lottery tickets and beer. Once, he gave me an extra dollar in change, And I gave it back, So we became friends. … Read more…


Pszzaimmyg – A Poem For My Daughter, Samantha

Pszzaimmyg – A Poem For My Daughter, Samantha Sami, Spelled with an I. Or, maybe, With two M’s and a Y. It could start with a P. It could have two Z’s. If you really, really want, It could end with a G. So if you’re ever asked, Just say, “That’s me!” You can be … Read more…


How Trump Could Better Spend $54 Billion Dollars

President Trump wants to increase our defense budget by $54 billion. I think we could probably use the money in other ways. VA requested a 15% ($10.9b) increase in budget in 2016, but only received a 4.9% increase ($3.6b). They were short $7.3b. We’ll give them their request and help veterans obtain better benefits and … Read more…


First Thoughts: The Briefest Analysis of Rand Paul’s Obamacare Replacement Act

These are my thoughts while reading Rand Paul’s Obamacare Replacement Act for the first time. I’ll probably think about it more later, but this is my “live” first take. —- Repeal “essential health benefits requirement” – Basically, say insurance doesn’t have to cover anything again. Ugh. Not a good idea, and probably the idea that will … Read more…


Presidential Inauguration Poem for Donald J. Trump

When I found out President-elect Trump did not have a poet laureate for his inauguration today, I thought it would be nice to write a poem for him. I really wanted to capture the true Trump creative spirit, so I copied lines from the first five inauguration poems and put them together into one poem. … Read more…