Saying goodbye to an old friend

Farewell, noble warrior. Your service will never be forgotten.

Alas, today I bid adieu to a trusted family member who was always there to make sure our family was complete. Goodbye, coffee maker.


Shoe do you love?

I have to go shoe shopping.

Did I mention I rank “go shoe shopping” just a smidge above being “be beaten with a shovel” on my list of “Things I’d Rather Not Do Today”?

Now I’m sure you’re asking, “Why do you keep that list? And just how long is it?”

Family Food

Wrap city

The other night, I was sitting on the back deck, pecking away diligently on a column, when I heard my wife inside announce, “If I see another candy wrapper in my house, you’re never eating candy in here again!”

Childhood Family

Dance fever

When I was in high school, I attended a Metallica concert. It was the loudest thing I have ever experienced. Until I chaperoned a middle school dance.

There were actually two school dances that night – my son is in fifth grade, and the first dance was for fifth through seventh graders. That would be my detail. The second dance was for eighth grade and up. My daughter is in eighth grade. She would be fine with me at home, thank you very much, she informed me.