Halloween Hangover

On Halloween, I put a bowl of candy out for the earlybirds while it was still daylight. A couple of the pregaming neigborhood kids came sniffing around like they wanted to say hi to my kids and show off their costumes. Of course, they were really sniffing for some tailgater candy, which is like "free" … Continue reading Halloween Hangover

Once There Was a Way to Get Back Home / Boy You’re Gonna Carry That Weight

Five years ago, I had a dark, abject experience in a dinner theater concert venue.  I wouldn't have necessarily written about it or spoken about it ever again. But today is #EssayWednesday, and I feel committed to writing down things as I encounter them. So it surprised me when I re-encountered that bizarre moment in … Continue reading Once There Was a Way to Get Back Home / Boy You’re Gonna Carry That Weight

The Surfing Pizza Goes to Ohio

It's #EssayWednesday! Today I'll be posting a travelogue of our family roadtrip to Ohio, which we went on two weeks ago. Remember, I'm posting 3x times a week, except on days in which I'm deathly ill, which was the case on Monday. Facebook said I had the flu. The Internet said I had bronchitis. But … Continue reading The Surfing Pizza Goes to Ohio