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Family Stories | Life Situations
By the spring of my junior year, it was time to do something about the abuse heaped on me by Coach Jenkins. The time for revenge had arrived
Phys. Ed. was my least favorite class at Wilcox High School. I’d managed to lose most of my excess weight, but I had yet to develop muscle tone.
When I mentioned it to Mrs. Chatterbox she looked alarmed, like I’d lost my mind. When I stopped speaking she said, “You did the right thing.” When I mentioned it to our son CJ, he cocked his head like I was stupid for even considering such a thing. Finally, relief flooded his face and he […]
About fifteen years ago, Mrs. Chatterbox and I flew to Tahiti where we boarded a ship for a cruise through French Polynesia.
Three days ago I received an e-mail from one of my favorite bloggers, Catalyst/Taylor at Oddball Observations. His e-mail was short and succinct: Say it isn’t so!!! This link was attached. http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/09/stephen-hayes-on-dhs-terrorist-watchlist-195996.html When I clicked on it, I was connected to a news story about a journalist who’d discovered he was on Homeland Security’s Terrorist […]
This Grape is of the vintage that as a youth when I would pick up a crayola with my left hand to draw or color a picture everyone including teachers would say no Rob you need t use your right hand. So while my brain was in a quandary as to why things didn’t feel […]
During the past 13 years as parents, my wife and I have adopted a strategy of taking turns feeding the respective high chair dweller…
I grabbed my home security system, a Junior Louisville Slugger I’d picked up at a garage sale. At that moment it felt tiny as a drum stick.
First posted 8/03/11
Mrs. Chatterbox and I recently dined at her favorite bistro in a fashionable part of town not far from where we live. After being seated, I placed my napkin on my lap. When it dropped to the floor, …
Few things are more important in life than the bond you share with your children. Life is hectic and time is short and, one day, the time to…
My husband was helping me set up the Bluetooth in my car today. The quick reference guide was fairly easy to understand but
11. One of the more interesting experiences in my life came through a deep internal examination of how my mind works. Why I thought in a certain way? Why being alone raised my anxiety levels? A multitude of questions I asked. I followed and dug deeply into my being and my self awareness. All of […]
One day my fifth grade teacher walked up to my desk and asked me why I squinted when I looked at the blackboard. Until then I had no idea I was a squinter. It must have been a rhetorical question because she must have known why I squinted. She sent me to the nurse’s office […]
Mom? Max smashed his head into my face… and it’s still wriggly! My tooth! It didn’t even come out! I can’t believe it! Great, are you okay?