Today was Sunday squash slicing day.. It turned out well. A pumpkin to represent each member of the family except the dog. We forgot that one.. But the human are all accounted for in squash form.
The summer is waning. The final days are quickly approaching. .This past weekend, in a last impromptu decision, my wife and son, along with our niece, went to Long Beach Island for two days and one night.. we rummaged through the online database of phone numbers to find the right place at the right price—still … Read moreA memory at the beach
Hypochondria and children.. They don’t mix well. Allow me to explain. I am a paranoid hypochondriac. I have always been a hypochondriac, since childhood when I thought every little thing was wrong with me and fretted endlessly about it.. and then into my teenage years when I held it private so no one would know.. … Read moreHealth non scares and selfish cares
About a year ago I wrote a critical post concerning UNCLE GRANDA (http://coalspeaker.com/post/63312159390/a-question-for-all-the-parents-out-there) .. I was also called to task on my statement. One reader wrote this at the time: That show is great. Seriously. It is all about acceptance and just being yourself. Uncle Grandpa is there when you’re down and reminds you everything … Read more
By accident, I stumbled across a folder on my computer hard drive that has not been accessed since 2012.. Seemingly not that long ago in years, in at least in theory. But when I looked through the contents, I suddenly realized how much time had passed.. Contained within the computer save point: Photographs dating back … Read moreThe accidental trip down memory lane
A great view from the Rock Bass Grill in Harrisburg tonight.. a good conversation with friends, a bit more about ringworm and MRSA than expected. But that is how strangeness rolls..I hope your Saturday was as peaceful as mine.. Good evening, all.
My 4 year old took some my old HE-MAN guys to school today. As I was leaving I heard him explaining the names and their background to other dumbfounded kids. A moment of pride. .the 80s strike back
…But this was an amazing, wonderful, and memorable weekend. Not because of anything amazing but simply because it was simple.. Days at the park under blue skies with my son.. No plans, just winging it.. amazing weather .. Good food and fantasy.. All of it was just memorable.And all without a phone. It can happen. Hope … Read moreI don’t want to brag..
PEPPA PIG smashes records!! The kids love the hog..Smashes the billion dollar mark.. . My son, age 4, has seen the program, and while he doesn’t request it, he will quietly watch it when it’s on.. Five minute programs about a family with one pig that enjoys jumping in puddles? The makers didn’t know … Read more