Category Archives: Marriage

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 […]

The Speed of Life

  When I was a kid and I used to go to work with my Dad, I could never figure out why the family pictures in his office were at least 10 years out of date. In addition to the horror of having to see a desk picture of yourself in kindergarten or 1st grade when you’re […]

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 […]

Man Smart, Woman Smarter

A few summers ago, Anne decided to do me a favor by mowing the lawn.  While this was a very generous and considerate move on her part, she ran the lawn mower over 2 sprinkler heads and the plastic cover that houses the sprinkler shut off in the process. Service call to the sprinkler guy: $150 […]