The Family Meets St. Nicholas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house. Kitty was purring. She’d just killed a mouse. My glasses were cleaned and laid out with care in hopes that bourbon and beer would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of more screens danced in their heads. WifeContinue reading “The Family Meets St. Nicholas”

Christmas Spirits… and Wine… and Beer

As you know, I take my drinking very seriously. I fancy myself to be somewhat of an expert on beer. I am still learning about scotch and bourbon but I’ve always thought learning is fun. During the Christmas season, I always try to read “A Christmas Carol” and one or two other stories of theContinue reading “Christmas Spirits… and Wine… and Beer”

Just me and… Forget it (A Marriage Story)

We’re a busy family. We always have been. Wife’s work schedule is insane. The kids have sports, doctor’s and dentist appointments, drivers ed. We travel here and there to visit family and sometimes help family with various things around the yard. There’s things around our yard that need attention. We’ll get to it. Sure. We’reContinue reading “Just me and… Forget it (A Marriage Story)”

A Thanksgiving Leftover Story

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. If you don’t live in the United States, I hope you had a good week. Thanksgiving has a lot of meaning for my family. Lately it’s meant something a little extra as one of the children in our house has a birthday that week. I love to shareContinue reading “A Thanksgiving Leftover Story”

Words of Thanks

We are celebrating Thanksgiving this year. There are a lot of things, actually everything, that is different this year. Coronapalooza means plans for everyone being disrupted. Instead of travelling to a relative’s house, we will be home. All of us: Wife, children and me will be around a table sharing a Thanksgiving meal. One willContinue reading “Words of Thanks”

Bruh and Sus

As of right now, we have five children: two elementary-aged children and three teenagers. Wife says she doesn’t have teenagers. She has five small children. The three teenagers will start their day with some breakfast. One may take some coffee with breakfast. Another will start their day with a body check as they walk byContinue reading “Bruh and Sus”