One Dollar Seventy Two Cents (Less)

Gas has been so high for so long I almost don’t pay attention anymore. I just pull up to the pump and take my beating. It was different yesterday. I […]

Sunshine and a Nap

Our eldest took advantage of some unseasonably warm weather to get in the hammock, and catch some ZZZZZ’s…

Birthdays and Big Brothers

We celebrated a milestone last night. The twins are teenagers! I think this image is totally appropriate. Here’s to hoping their big brother can keep his arms around them as […]

Daybreak on the farm

The donkeys and chickens get up early. So did we. Beautiful morning. Here’s what it sounded like. You would think visiting a place like this would be a great time […]

On this morning I am thankful for…

On this morning I am thankful for: hot coffee, a hotter fire, quiet kids, a happy wife,  and problems that aren’t really problems at all. On this day of feasting […]

We’ve got serious personality

Last night my family started taking a personality test around the dinner table. The wife had found some website that would ask you about ten questions and then tell you […]


When I was seven I had surgery on my right arm for a bone marrow infection. The scar looked like the doctors were not as worried about the cut as […]

A birthday night

We walked to dinner last night with the family to celebrate the wife’s birthday. It is probably a mile or two from our house to downtown, across a nice college […]

Middle Age Malaise

A few days ago I got in the shower and accidentally water-boarded myself. I mean it. I was so tired I stood in front of the shower head with my […]

Nostalgia is a Bitch, Y’all

I was standing in my living room with my mother. Two eight year olds were battling with Lightsabers around our knees. Since I wasn’t wearing a protective cup at the […]

Swimming with the fish(s)

“Dad, look what we won! Look what we won!” My twins were racing through the school, ducking around other parents and students. It was carnival night and I felt like […]

Driving Mister Dowdy

My oldest son has his driver’s license. When I think about my behavior once I was granted that responsibility, it scares the hell out of me. But, so far, this […]

The wife..

  This is one of my favorite pics of my wife. And yes we are in a juke joint. And yes I am drinking from a quart.