Archive for: September 2013

Parents and Kids
Parents Trek Through Uncharted Facebook Space
September 27, 2013
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I was advised to meet older women. I asked why.  My wife, Hun, has an open mind but I suspect she wouldn’t appreciate me connecting with older women, younger women, or any women, for that matter.
Home Yard
Thursday the 12th is luckier than Friday the 13th
September 13, 2013
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Yesterday, September 12, was a typical Thursday except it was before today, Friday the 13th.  I left work early to take my sick daughter  home from school. Hey…is that smoke behind the fence?  Naw, can’t be.
Humor Writer Interviews The Humor Project
Humor Writer Biff America Keeps Skiers Laughing
September 9, 2013
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“My parents practiced the rhythm method but I still can’t dance.”  – Biff America in ‘Steep, Deep and Dyslexic’- His face and hands were tanned and weathered.  Both were symptoms of someone who spends more time outside than in an office.  He wore a wool flannel shirt, a woolen cap, and well-worn jeans.  He opened […]
Humor Writer Interviews The Humor Project
Eighty-year old Patrick McManus Still Hunts for Laughs
September 9, 2013
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“My career doesn’t seem to be that it was one.  But it’s been fun.”  Patrick McManus, Outdoor writer, columnist and New York Times best-selling author We met at a Spokane restaurant two weeks before his 80th birthday.  I arrived the night before, after a 15-hour, 800-mile drive.  I imagined meeting a burly man with bowling pin size forearms, […]
Parents and Kids Travel
Family conversation about ketchup is not about ketchup
September 6, 2013
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It’s amazing what I don’t hear when I listen.  I hadn’t thought much about our lunch topic and lamented more about the inevitable issues of dating or puberty.  I rehearsed those conversations alone in the garage.  One day they’ll call me from the bullpen for fatherly insight.