I Could Do This, Or …

  Okay, here’s the deal. I could excuse myself from the family and guests, and while they eat the meal my wife spent two days preparing, and then dig into a gorgeous stash of pies, I could go sit in the basement by myself and write something for Friday’s post. Or … I could stay…

Annie In My Life

The following was printed (The Boise Weekly) on February 14, 2001 Chapter 23 N’ and Out of Sync Fair warning: daughter update ahead. If you’re sick to death of columnists reporting on what their off-spring are up to, grab your socks and run the other way, pal. I’ll try to avoid the cutesiness, the zaniness,…

How to Tell a Doofus from a Predator

  Given the frenzy churning around the eruption of sexual harassment accusations … … seeping from every open wound of our culture, I may be getting myself into trouble here, but it would seem to this observer that people are missing something obvious—to wit: Real abusers don’t talk someone into photographing the abusive act so…

Can’t See How I Can Help You

Ever had cataract surgery? Neither had I … until Wednesday. Was told it would improve my vision greatly. Well, that ain’t happened yet. In fact, a day later, it feels like I’m looking through a wet tee-shirt with the eye they worked on, while the other eye is trying to make sense of it all….

Annie In My Life

The following was printed (The Boise Weekly) on December 28, 2000 Chapter 22 Fowl Tips: The End Last column of the year. What’s more, for those of you sufficiently math-advantaged to understand that a fella isn’t flat broke until he blows the last penny of the last dollar of his last C-note, it’s also the…

Taking a Sick Day, Folks …

Nothing to be concerned about. I’ll live. Least for a few more days, hah hah. Actually, I feel pretty good, health-wise. It’s just that, well … Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Bill O’Reilly, George Takei, Richard Dreyfus, Roger Ailes, Peyton Manning, all sorts of guys I’d never heard of until the accusations against them…