Annie In My Life: Chapter 44

The following was printed (The Boise Weekly) on April 25, 2007 Virginia Real: A Plague of Quiet Boys on Our House I could be cynical about it, easily. And given a few more days, I’m sure I will be. It’s my nature to relate one event with another when they involve the same broad features—for…

Annie In My Life: Chapter 43

The following was printed (The Boise Weekly) on September 13, 2006. The Kid Whisperer Whether it’s a good idea or not, my daughter has gotten herself a job. A month away from turning 17, she’s plenty old enough to decide for herself if she can juggle school and work, even though she’s not nearly old…

Annie In My Life: Chapter 39

The following was printed (The Boise Weekly) on July 25, 2005 Mallard-justed: Getting Down off a Duck (Following is an announcement from the offices of Bill Cope regarding this week’s column: With a level-three Supreme Court confirmation converging on the East Coast, to say nothing of the continuing unraveling of Karl Rove, the deteriorating situation…

War Crimes

The following was printed in The Boise Weekly Wednesday, March 7. War Crimes: The Ultimate Judges Might Not Yet Be Born Some day, on down the timeline a ways when our current events have coalesced into another complete chapter of America’s history, every one of us is going to be asked by a descendant—a son…

Annie In My Life: Chapter 38

The following was printed (The Boise Weekly) on April 27, 2005 Two-Headed Teenager: The Bitter and the Sweet I have another story to tell about my 15-year old. It happened a month ago or so, but I still get the giggles every time I think about it. She’ll kill me when she finds out I…

Annie In My Life: Chapter 37

The following was printed (The Boise Weekly) on December 1, 2004 A Small Culture War: Dad Thinks Globally; Daughter Thinks Dad’s a Jerk Help me out, would you? What I’d like you to do is go to some high, clear place. A place from which you can see all of American society and all of…