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No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

dog

Phil takes the ol’ policy of “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service” and sees it from the perspective of a dog! [ Read More ]

Drain Slide

drain

I just had a sudden urge to add this to our gutter’s drain. It looks fine. I could really use a vacation right now. [ Read More ]

How To Be A Fantastic Uncle…Or Not?

When I was 19 years old, my big brother and his wife wanted go furniture shopping, but they were hesitant since it would require taking their 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son in tow.  It was a hot summer day, so I volunteered to be a good uncle and take the kids to play miniature golf … [ Read More ]

Teaching Middle School Geometry

geometry

My first year of “real teaching” found me in a 6th grade class – Middle School – where teachers age like the president  – teaching math. While I am proficient at math, it is not my favorite subject. [ Read More ]

Playing Checkers

checkers

When we were teenagers, we played checkers when the weather was bad. Since our winters were usually quite brutal, we played all the time. Slowly I improved my play, especially when I started to study books on the subject. I even attempted to play blindfolded but found it much too difficult. [ Read More ]

Spring Fever

spring

Spring is here! Especially for these landscapers. [ Read More ]

Cup Block Prank

prank

I came home to this. It was my birthday and the surprise prank was funny. [ Read More ]

Beach Bum

beach

It was the summer of 1995 and I was two months away from starting sixth-grade. The enthusiasm on my face was not because of school, though. I was excited because my family and I had just moved to Florida and I was beach bound. [ Read More ]

Wry Reasoning

father

My 70-year-old father had a keen sense of humor. We were playing a trivia game once, and it was my turn to ask him a question. [ Read More ]

Bird Camo

bird

I’ve been sitting here for a good two hours. They still haven’t noticed that I’m not an actual bird. [ Read More ]

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