Parenting Tragedies


Every so often I am reminded of how easy it is to completely screw up as a parent, and that some of those mistakes could last forever. I love fireworks. Not the noisy firecrackers, M80s or quarter sticks of my childhood that were used to blow up helpless frogs or kill piles of bullhead in […]

The Garden


I’ve tried this before, years ago, out back. The results were less than stellar. After a few years of battling deer, other critters, lack of sun, and too much rain, we gave up the idea of a vegetable garden. Then, last summer, my mom brought me some strawberry plants. I absentmindedly let them languish for […]