Oh Crap, the Bell!

The kids went back to school yesterday. That’s when I heard that dreaded sound: the bell. Now I haven’t attended school since the term “Early Birds” actually referred to hungry winged egg-layers, and there was no such thing as Zero Period. So it’s been, let me see, multiply by four, carry the six, divide by…

A Letter To My Boss

Today I got home early enough to learn that I have a third child!  Who knew?  She’s cute and perky and called me Daddertat, and asked me “why are you so bald?” a lot, so she must be mine.  We spent some time getting to know each other.  I’m hoping to figure out her name…

I Believe Life Is Like Baseball

No matter how old I get, every Spring I am filled with the youthful anticipation of the coming baseball season.  Anything is possible, and every dream still has the chance to come true. Yet every season seems to mirror life, with its capricious tragedies and underdog successes, its spectacular triumphs and its unpitying twists of…