The Curious Case of Brownie the Flying Cat

Anna was tracking a stray, brown cat that we saw through the back door. Then its paw prints suddenly disappeared. I wondered what happened. Rather than investigate, I chose to fictionalize where Brownie ended up. Spoiler alert: he’s okay, but he did have a rough go of it for a while. * * * Brownie […]

Survive Your Family

Our family has gotten into Jackbox Games, a collection of party games hosted through an internet-connected TV and played through devices, which substitute for game pieces, cards, whiteboards, scratch pads, etc. We’re still huge fans of traditional board games like Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne, as in those that require the razing of trees, the […]

WWSD?

Ella and I were talking about when I saved Anna, my oldest daughter, two-years-old at the time in 2009, from entanglement with the pull-string on the mini-blinds and when I did a one-arm-out-the-corner-of-my-eye save of a friend’s son when the son, maybe five-years-old at the time, had jumped off the back of the couch and […]

Subconscious Ozzy

When all five of us are in the car, the radio is tuned to either 92.3 KGON classic rock or 89.9 KQAC classical. In addition to playing awesome music, these stations give me a chance to put a new spin on yoga relaxation. We listen to the soothing tones of an orchestral interlude, take it […]

Man Hard

Anna and Amy conspired to leave the keys in the Journey for two full days after we returned from KC. Dad needs practice running up and down the two steps between the house and the garage. How can we make this happen? Dead battery. Dead like a vampire exposed to the sun, burned up, stakes […]