Annie In My Life

The following was originally published (The Boise Weekly) August 13, 1998. Chapter Ten The Cruelest Season The following happened on July 23. If it was bad then, it’s worse now. Three weeks worse. My eight-year old was getting her daily dose of Disney. Aladdin it was, and she watches it every morning. She’s seen each…

What’s It With Them Eyes, Ray?

I don’t know if you’d call it a hobby, or what. But of late, I have taken up a new … uh, hows ’bout we call it a “calling”? It came up a few months ago. Maybe a year ago or so. I can’t pin it down with any precision because in the early stages,…

Annie In My Life

The following was originally published (The Boise Weekly) June 26, 1997. Some might wonder why, in this collection of columns dealing with the relationship between my daughter and me, I would have included what is, in essence, an obituary I wrote for my father in the days following his death. I do it because Annie…

Annie In My Life

The following was originally published (The Boise Weekly) September 4, 1997. Chapter Seven Multiplication Trouble  … Long-Range Division My daughter started school Tuesday. Your kid most likely started last week because you … most likely… live in the Boise School District. We live in Meridian, and our kids didn’t have to go back until after…

Sunday Night—Got a Toothache

It’s true … … I have a toothache. Don’t feel like writing. Or much of anything else, for that matter. I took a pill and it’s sort of working, but not enough. Earlier today, I’d decided to write something about the how the Beastly Prick (BPOTUS) is responding to the eventuality he will be convicted—even…

Plenty To See Here, Folks … (if not much to think about)

Three hours before my regular bedtime … … thirteen hours until my regular Friday post goes up … … and I’m just now sitting down to start it. I know there’s much to talk about in Pres. Piss-Ant World, but there is also much going on in Cope World, and I’m tired as hell. So…