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Making peace with cat and mouse games

November 29, 2015 I tried not to gag as I picked up her still-warm gift. Molly meant it as the highest order of peace offering. It’s just that — how shall I put this? — I, unlike Molly, am not a cat. more »»

Men not to blame for stunts

November 22, 2015 I am fat — sturdy; I meant to say sturdy — because I am married. Science says so. more »»

Cafferty - Mahaffey

November 22, 2015 Lauren Marie Cafferty and Jonathan Davis Mahaffey, both of Washington, D.C., were married 3 p.m. Sept. 26, 2015, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. The Rev. John Peck officiated. more »»

Locked out, lost in thought

November 15, 2015 A number of thoughts swirl through one’s mind when one discovers one has locked oneself out of one’s car. more »»

Obtusities go bump in the night

November 8, 2015 I shuffled to my wife’s side of the bed, felt around for her tissue box, knocked over her phone, found the box, bumped a bottle of water, grabbed a tissue, blew my nose, tripped over the wastebasket... more »»

Essay fair or fowl: You be the judge

November 1, 2015 A few years back, I crafted what I hoped to be a small piece of brilliance to wow the judges of the annual Robert Benchley Society Annual Award for Humor Writing. They weren’t wowe. more »»

Get gooey with pumpkin innards focus group

October 25, 2015 Editor's note: Cole is on vacation yet again. This pumpkin goop of a Cole Classic originally ran in 199. more »»

Draamaw strikes without warning

October 18, 2015 Life has become a bit more, well, ordinary since we lost my mother-in-law this summer. She was the gift of quirkiness that kept on giving. more »»

Worries box fun out of old days

October 11, 2015 The disc jockey dusted off a recording from 1975 and announced, “Here’s a flashback from the carefree good old days.” He must not have lived in the same decade I did. more »»

Cows with a beef run rogue

October 4, 2015 We are at their udder mercy. Utter. I mean, utter mercy. I speak, of course, about the rash of rogue cows running roughshod in our neighborhoods. more »»

Questions rain like dogs and cats

September 27, 2015 It’s been a random kind of week, the sort that leaves me with more questions than answers. more »»

Red face clears over white beard when green saved

September 20, 2015 It’s gotta be the beard. Surely, it can’t be the wrinkles. They’re more like the Modest Canyon, not etched Grand Canyon deep. It can’t be the pops and creaks when I walk. more »»

Married life hamstrings date night

September 13, 2015 I almost went on a date with my wife. Once again, life logjammed logistic. more »»

Eat the way to good health

September 6, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: Cole, the big baby, was out all last week, sick. He says. So today, we bring you a Cole Classic originally published Sept. more »»

Seasons of September to remember

August 30, 2015 Several eons ago when I was in elementary school, the teacher assigned us to write an essay about our favorite month. I chose September. more »»

Some facts too creepy

August 23, 2015 There’s nothing like scientific discovery to twist a perfectly good day into a tumult of terro. more »»

Cartoons, cereal ruled Saturdays

August 16, 2015 Sugar-coated cereals, a parade of toy commercials, and a blitz of wacky and wonderful cartoons — I lived for Saturday mornings. Adults ruled the rest of the week. more »»

Old dogs learn new login tricks

August 9, 2015 The taunting words flashed from the computer screen: “Invalid sign-in. Make sure caps lock is off.” “It’s because of my age, isn’t it?,” I yelled at the machine. more »»

Blankie reboots my brain

August 2, 2015 Lately, it seems that every time I attempt to commit an act of work, whatever computer I open flashes a message that I need to shut it down right now for very extremely super vital important upgrades. more »»

He’d go places if he could park

July 26, 2015 She stared out the front window. “Why do we never go anywhere?” I lowered my newspaper. “Parking lots.” “It’s part of the package,” she said. “If you go somewhere, you need a place to park.” “Exactly. more »»

Planning, playing more fun than work

July 19, 2015 As a duly licensed wordsmith and practitioner of the written arts, I naturally like to keep up with the parts of speech. more »»



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