Category Archives: Life Lessons

Right way. Wrong way. Rick’s way.

      It never rains in Denver. Well, except for the last 8 STRAIGHT ****-in’ days when it literally hasn’t stopped raining.   I saw a damn DUCK sitting under a pine tree this morning! You know how WET it has to be for a DUCK to seek dry ground?   Tomorrow’s forecast calls […]

A Lesson From the Old Man

A Lesson From the Old Man When I was about 19, my parents bought a second car. For most of my life we’d only had one but with 4 drivers now in the house, the whole “who gets the car tonight?” discussion was turning into a slightly more polite version of a WWF Smackdown. So the […]

Back to School (Sniff, Sniff)

(If you’d rather listen to an audio version of this post as opposed to, you know, READING it, you may do so by clicking arrow and link at bottom of page.  You’re welcome.)   So, like a lot of Colorado parents this week, I’m saying a semi-official goodbye to the summer of 2014. When you […]

Turns Out Not Everybody Likes Me

FFor whatever variety of reasons, my 13 year old son has spent the last couple weeks struggling with the phenomenon I call “nobody likes me”.   My teacher doesn’t like me.  My coach doesn’t like me.  You and Mom are always upset with me, etc. etc.   Now, objectively speaking, he’s a pretty likable kid.  He’s got […]