Big Man Off Campus

I’m very popular in high school. Which is funny, because when I was in high school, I wasn’t very popular. I probably need to explain… Audrey says all her friends like me. Which is funny, because most of them have never met me. I have somehow earned a reputation as “the cool dad” amongst her peers.Continue reading “Big Man Off Campus”

Belle of the Ball

Kids grow up so damn fast. Audrey had her first homecoming dance Saturday night. It was the first time I ever saw her in a dress, and she looked great. Why, it seems like just yesterday that she looked like this. The years do fly by. My friends ask me if having a daughter who isContinue reading “Belle of the Ball”

Life is the Ultimate Sitcom

At the grocery store last week, I beheld a wondrous sight. You might recall, just a couple of months ago, how I lamented the fact that the price of limes had skyrocketed. This was due to a combination of factors including bad weather, a citrus blight and the influence of the Mexican cartel. Well, goodContinue reading “Life is the Ultimate Sitcom”

Where Do I Park My Flying Car?

Twenty-six years to the day I graduated from high school, I found myself seated on aluminum bleachers in a covered stadium, drenching rain giving way to scattered clouds and a gorgeous sunset poking through stands of Douglas fir trees. And then “Pomp & Circumstance” began playing, and history repeated itself.  Last night, Rusty graduated fromContinue reading “Where Do I Park My Flying Car?”

Watermelon Sucks and 9 More Tidbits

A while ago, I was tagged by Jess Witkins to come up with 10 Random Facts about myself. Variations of this game have existed for years; in 2009 it was all the rage on Facebook. That being the case, you’d think I’d have this down pat. I even pulled up my FB list to seeContinue reading “Watermelon Sucks and 9 More Tidbits”