Life’s little frustrations

As I wrote recently, I was taking the trash to the curb a few weeks ago and noticed a dark spot on the car. I went to take a closer look and saw a long horizontal streak. I grabbed a rag and tried to wipe away the black mark, but it wouldn’t wipe off.  Someone... Continue Reading →

To the person who hit my wife’s car:

To the person who hit my wife’s car: I must admit that we almost missed the damage. Oh, you stinker! Yup, you got us, you surprised us. It took a day or two for us to see where you sideswiped the rear passenger side of our car and drove away without exchanging insurance information, without... Continue Reading →

With lightning speed

With the temperatures heating up, we’ve had number of summer storms lately. A professional photographer in the area caught a picture of a lightning bolt striking a tree.  I’m fascinated by the phenomenon. I suspect because I used to worry as a kid — with a lot of prodding from my jokester, older brothers —... Continue Reading →

Finding my rhythm

The social media commenter started off with an aggressive, hot take: "If you’re not first, you're last." I read the post and read it again and then read it a third time. I thought it might be the poster's way of inspiring readers to push to be number one. Instead, the poster explained how she... Continue Reading →

The life of a beach bum

When I was a young kid, I hated the beach. We lived faraway from the beach, four to five hours away, but the couple of times that we went, I whined and complained about having to walk in the hot sand. I would be a mess until we reached the shoreline, where I loved digging... Continue Reading →

Turning 13!

My best friend has been having some problems lately. She doesn’t run or jump as well as she used to in her younger years. She’s spends a lot of her time sleeping or acting like she’s sleeping and her once jet-black beard and eyebrows are now filled with gray hair. Despite it all, my best... Continue Reading →

Just suck it up Brian!

I walked into the office about ten years ago and felt a sharp lower pain and nausea. When I saw my reflection in the door, I was surprised at how pale I looked. I pushed the pain away, I had a busy day planned and needed to get a ton of things done. I had been... Continue Reading →

Ya gotta laugh!

My laugh is loud. It can be really loud.  My wife likes to tease me on how loud my laugh can get. She once claimed that it starts out as a giggle and builds to a volcanic eruption. I'm not sure I completely agree, but there's no denying that it’s what some might call a... Continue Reading →

The trip to the ER

I carried our young daughter into the emergency room. I had one arm holding her back and another underneath her legs, cradling her in my arms. My wife followed closely by my side. The nurse at the front desk took one look at the three of us from behind her monitor and pointed to a... Continue Reading →

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