I keep trying to imagine the ancient Greeks watching badminton in the Olympics. They’d be laughing at us.
There’s a lot of self-imposed pressure on the last surviving boy in your family.
One of the great truths of this world is that you never know what you have until you don’t have it anymore.
As I get older, I find it is more often the little things that I treasure the most.
Every time I buy gasoline, especially in winter, I think about how dumb we are as consumers.
Every once in a while, I imagine my wife beating our clothes on rocks.
Every once in a while, after well over 40 years in this business, you get an adrenaline rush, one of those moments when your excitement to put…
It was Sunday night on one of the first weekends off I had had in weeks and I was settling in with my wife to watch a movie, but paused moment…
It would be nice if everything in life went as planned, but in my life it’s like a fishing line. It starts with a small snag and before you kn…
There is a tiny little person growing inside my daughter-in-law.
It was quite the feast at the Peterson home this Easter: grilled cheese sandwiches and canned chili.
On Monday, it will be two years since I have worked in Watertown and here are some things I have noticed:
Call me No. 245.
There are certain lessons that stick with you from childhood, lessons you never forgot.
Sometimes, you have to conquer spring, just like winter conquered you.
I promise I will never make fun of pampered Hollywood prima donnas again.
I reached into my drawer and pulled out my new gold sweater, at least I thought I did.
It’s safe to say that if were left to my own cooking, one of two things would happen. I would either starve to death or become morbidly obese.
I picked up the Reader’s Digest and looked around to make sure no one was looking.
Sometimes I imagine that after Nancy and I are gone, our kids are going to be going through our belongings and suddenly say: What’s with all t…
Every year when the Christmas tree goes up in our living room, it’s always a time of joy and hope.
When the two daughters of my now-late sister and her husband were in middle school, they were inspired by a story they saw on television.
The snow was falling and it was picturesque. I had just slipped on the ice and was standing knee deep in a drift while holding a 32-foot-long …
I suppose there is something to be said for loving the frenzy that is the holidays.
It was a peaceful Saturday morning last weekend and I took a pause from reading to admire our Christmas tree. We had put it up a week ago, but…
What is life worth?
I think I need to turn in my man card.
Every year when we get the families together on Thanksgiving, we take a lot for granted. For as long ago as I can remember, Thanksgivings were…
In a desperate attempt to slim down fast, I emptied my pockets as the nurse asked me to step onto the scale for my annual physical.
There is such power in quiet.
As I stood in line outside a store in Johnson Creek looking to buy a winter coat, I started making a list in my head, a list of things I hope …
Is there a more heavenly smell than bread baking in the kitchen?
When I was little, my parents had maybe a dozen flashlights — and none of them worked.
The world is consumed by problems right now, a worldwide pandemic that has killed over 1 million people, a nation consumed by rioting and vigi…
Have you ever met a man who was mourning the loss of his lawn cart?
I opened the fortune cookie, after we had ordered out Chinese food, and was surprised to read a message saying I should expect to get an inher…
A funny thing happened on the way to the office and I thought I would share it with my wife.
In the 2020s, is it considered a crisis if your cassette deck dies?