Dick, a friend of mine who once taught psychology students at the university level, was showing symptoms of the one of the diseases I dread. A…
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…
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?