• Sayings from Dad What Sayings Did Your Father Teach You?

    Recently while writing, one of my Dad’s sayings flew from the lips of one of my characters.  It made me think back to the many others I learned from that great man.  Let us know any from yours that you hold fondly… or otherwise.  Comment links are below. Here’s a list of my father’s most memorable sayings.  All […]

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  • Pruned Branch Parenting: The Winter of Self

    I can kill most anything green.  Intentions are great manure.  Whoever coined the phrase, “It’s the thought that counts,” most certainly was a lousy gardener. I live on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, where mild winters and balmy summers allow me to grow a vibrant carpet of dandelions.  I love those perfect yellow flowers with their meaty […]

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  • basketballs Pee Wee Basketball

    It has been said that a mother invented Velcro, but I believe a pee wee basketball coach is a more likely story.  I’ve never seen a game stopped so many times for such a basic task as tying one’s shoe.  And it’s not like we parents don’t check those things before our kids run onto […]

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  • Airsoft Sniper Rifle Cold War Cousins, Part 1

    Part 1, Part 2 When I was young and had birthday sleepovers, all the boys would sneak in BB guns and we would spend the nights in battle, welting each other till our faces looked as if a hornet nest had been dropped on our heads. A little blood was common, though it came mainly from […]

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