A few words on my son’s wedding day

Today my son Kris is getting married.  It’s a small, simple ceremony, just him, his new bride, and a justice of the peace.  He promised me that there would be a more formal get-together when his new family visits the East Coast this summer. Knowing that there are so many things I could say about…

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A jailbreak, a unicorn, and an ass-shaped pumpkin…

As you may know, I’m on vacation this week – I’m actually in Olympia, Washington visiting my son Kris and his girlfriend Tanya for a few days. Yesterday, we went pumpkin-picking at a local farm stand.  You know the drill – you can either select the harvested pumpkins from a table, or you can go…

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An open letter to Donald Trump from the father of a transgender soldier

Dear President Trump: I heard, with great dismay and shock, your decision to bar transgender men and women from serving in our military forces.  In a series of Twitter posts yesterday, you stated that transgender soldiers were a “distraction” to the military. These were your words, as posted yesterday on your official Twitter account.

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The best Halloween costume ever is worn by my son Kris

When you’re a single parent, many times the things that you do will immediately reflect on your kid.  Trust me.  You start watching a certain TV show, and eventually your kid will become hooked on that show.  You start listening to a certain band, and eventually that kid will have a Spotify channel devoted to…

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You’re never too old for a CARE package

Yesterday, I put a little gift in a mailer, added postage, scribbled an address, and sent it off to my child, Kris, in Washington State. I do this on occasion.  It’s the way I roll. Kris is an adult, but as far as I’m concerned, he still deserves a CARE package now and again. Why? …

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Thoughts while window-bashing…

Last night I spent some time in reflection.  I do that when it comes to “window-bashing,” my term for removing the old glass from a future Dream Window artwork.  In this case, this particular window frame was coated with dirt and gunk and cobwebs and cracks and flakes and other disgusting thingies.  Heck, I think…

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Just packed up Cassaundra’s Christmas gift…

Yes I know how to use a calendar. Yes I know that the holiday happened last month. Yes the headline is correct… However… I gotta explain. In December, I saw the WMHT “Memories of Hoffman’s Playland” documentary.  And man it was good.  Really, really good.  So I figured I’d get my daughter Cassaundra a copy…

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