Category Archives: Family

BBQ Humor


New Standard Operating Procedures released today. Please learn. BBQ RULES We are about to enter the BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity . When a man volunteers to do the BBQ … Continue reading

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The Deal


Welcome to another edition of poetry Monday. Given that my offspring is about to have another birthday, the following poem by him felt particularly appropriate. The Deal This is the deal, I tell you: You’re half me, half your mother, … Continue reading

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Last Act


Many of you are back from your Easter Sunday celebration, and The Poem of the Week is here for you. This poem is being offered in honor of my stepbrother, who died on Saturday, surrendering to the ravages of a … Continue reading

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Links


Another week has flown by in the inexorable march of time, and Poetry Monday is here again to celebrate that unique bond between fathers and sons. Enjoy! Links We are now both irrevocably fathers, links on a strange chain made … Continue reading

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Larder


Welcome back to Poetry Monday. Hope you all survived the weekend weather, and are ready to face a new week refreshed by your break. We all need a repository to help nourish us through lean times, as the following poem … Continue reading

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Too Busy to Think


My stepmother frequently urged those around her to “Do something!” This command was repeated by her until you began to act on her urging to accomplish whatever goal she set her mind to. She was far from unique in preferring … Continue reading

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Setting An Example


The stories I’ve posted below some of you may have seen or heard before. I know I have, and shared it with friends a number of times in the past. It recently came back to me, and I felt, given … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?


Language reveals a great deal about a culture. Given the centrality of snow in their lives, it should not come as a surprise that for those natives living above the Arctic Circle, there are over 230 different words to describe … Continue reading

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Return


Welcome back to Poetry Monday. Hope you had a relaxing weekend. Here is your poetry offering to stat your week. Be well, stay safe. return coming back, the boomerang path, the return to the familiar grasp that launched the open … Continue reading

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Perspective


It’s a new year, and the less said of the old one, better. What fresher way to start the new calendar than with a poem from Poetry Monday. Take a deep breath, exhale slowly, and allow the following to help … Continue reading

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