Tag: Family

Gabe’s World: Extended Edition

Gabe’s World: Extended Edition

(This entry is part of a long-running series of posts on Facebook called "Gabe's World."  Each week I post silly/funny/thoughtful things my son has said over the years [Click here to read his insights from Age 4.  I'll get Age 5 out here soon].  He really is a riot, as evidenced by this much-longer-than-normal installment.  Enjoy!) My … Continue reading Gabe’s World: Extended Edition

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Parental Alienation: Scourge of the Divorced Family

Parental Alienation: Scourge of the Divorced Family

A dozen-ish years ago one of my sons started hanging out with a boy, and they became fast friends. Over time I got to know the parents and became friends with the father. At one point I learned that he was on his second marriage. His first marriage ended contentiously, and since the divorce he … Continue reading Parental Alienation: Scourge of the Divorced Family

Number Forty-Four: It’s Only a Number

Number Forty-Four: It’s Only a Number

Hello? Can you hear me out there? [Tap-tap-tap.] How about now? [Screech of feedback.] Whoa! OK, looks like the mic is hot, and I can see that you’re all waiting with bated breath for my next monologue. So what’s the topic, you ask. Why, it’s my wife’s 40th birthday, of course! On one hand I … Continue reading Number Forty-Four: It’s Only a Number

Number Forty-Three: I’m Aliiiiiiiiiiiive…

Number Forty-Three: I’m Aliiiiiiiiiiiive…

...although, at this point, I'm probably less functional than Frankenstein's monster. [“And I thought *I* looked like hell. You need some sleep, Andy.”] How's everyone doing? Well, I hope. Me? I'm tired. This summer has kicked my scrawny arse, and done so with absolutely no remorse. Work is still work, steady yet enjoyable (I'm one … Continue reading Number Forty-Three: I’m Aliiiiiiiiiiiive…

Number Forty-One: Saturdays With Dad

Number Forty-One: Saturdays With Dad

Saturday. It’s the night for fighting, if you listen to Elton John. If that’s not your thing, John Travolta would happily take you out on the dance floor and “fever”ishly shake his hips to The Bee Gees. Perhaps you’re more low-key than that and would spend the evening with your feet up, watching comedy sketches … Continue reading Number Forty-One: Saturdays With Dad

Number Forty: A Long-Term Solution…

Number Forty: A Long-Term Solution…

[This is not only my longest post to-date, but it’s also the best piece I've written (and, at the risk of sounding self-righteous, it’s important). I’m not one to solicit readership if someone's interest is waffling due to an essay's length, but in this case, I’m asking you to stick with me. Thanks in advance … Continue reading Number Forty: A Long-Term Solution…