Remember: you’re an embarassment to your kids

Remember: you’re an embarassment to your kids

Being a parent, specifically “Father,” is a great gig. Mom’s do all the heavy lifting, and you end up the hero. I don’t know how it is, but I love the way it works. Well, maybe I do know how it works. In four words, “Everybody loves the fool.” And, gentlemen in fatherhood, lend me […]

Ask me any five questions, I dare you.

I was coddiwompling around the old social media thingamabob this past weekend for just a few minutes, and one of my 642 “friends” (most whom I have never met) shared a post from like seven years ago — wait! — can Facebook really be that old? No, it wasn’t some snarky, punk message superimposed over […]

And then the voices above me said . . .

And then the voices above me said . . .

At the dawn of yet another year, the leaders of the universe that is Sherman Publications sat atop their ivory towers and looked down at me. From far above I heard their voices bellowing like rolling thunder. In unison, three voices spoke as one . . . “Donald,” they summoned, I looked up and a […]

Says me, ‘In 2017, don’t be stupid (be nice).’

Says me, ‘In 2017, don’t be stupid (be nice).’

Yep, it’s official we’ve watched another ball drop, and I am not talking about the disappointing receiving efforts of your Detroit football Lions. I’m talking about that symbolic gizmo that mechanically, ever-so-slowly moves its way down a pole in New York every Dec. 31. Why folks say that “ball drops” is beyond me. It ain’t […]

Looking for a miracle this Christmas?

Looking for a miracle this Christmas?

Across these great, fruited plains of America (including the frozen tundra of our Mitten State) folks are thinking about miracles — it is that time of year. Folks either believe in one miraculous birth or they don’t; they either believe in miracles or are hoping for one to intervene in their lives. What is a […]