Our next to last first day of school

August 1, 2017 0

I suppose we’re entering the home stretch, though it seems awfully early in the summer for a new school year to be starting. This week our two youngest sons begin their senior and junior years […]

The dog that smelled like steak

September 20, 2016 0

As long as there is a microwave oven and a freezer with frozen meals of some kind, Jean and I have done a pretty decent job of raising sons who are self-sufficient in the kitchen. […]

Broke down in Harrison’s Jeep

August 2, 2016 0

Harrison was still at the beach Friday morning when his little brothers and I decided to take his 1990 Jeep Wrangler to run a couple of errands. As I noted in my column last week, […]

Parents may be lame, but they weren’t always

July 14, 2016 0

Harrison, our oldest son, and his girlfriend, Amelia, went to see Dave Matthews Band Saturday at a place called “Aaron’s Amphitheater.” “Have you ever been to Aaron’s – what did they used to call it? […]

The crime of the broken hanger

May 13, 2016 0

The miscreant came out of his brother’s room with a broken plastic hanger, and I lost my temper. House laws had been violated. I turned my venom upon 16-year-old Nathan: “Your mother, who washes your […]