Tag: humor

Dog’s Unusual Name Causes Confusion

In honor of my aunt Shirley who passed away last week, I’m re-posting one of my most popular blog posts. I hope you enjoy. Several years ago, my wife, daughter, and I lived in a small town next to a church, where I served as the youth director. One day, we found a beautiful border…

The Kool-Aid Kid

My kids love Kool-Aid. Let me rephrase that. I WISH my kids love Kool-Aid. Oh sure, they’ll drink it from time to time. But my kids, being typical kids, want all those bad drinks. Stuff like, water. Or maybe milk. And oftentimes they want a . . . are you ready for this . .…

Living with Satan’s cat

As parents, we do a lot of things for our kids: we take them to soccer and sports practices, listen as they practice their musical instruments, arrange sleepovers, and cook them their favorite meals. Of course, sometimes we have to do things we’d really prefer not to. Like sitting up with them in the middle…

The Way a Dating Profile SHOULD be Written

I recently thought about trying my luck with online dating. If you’re not familiar with online dating,┬áit’s basically technology’s way of taking the horror and humiliation of regular dating and multiplying it by a number that’s larger than my annual salary. So first I need a profile picture. That’s easy enough – there are plenty…

The tragic tale of Billy the Biscuit

(For this blog post, you’ll need to read it with a southern, somewhat jovial accent. Imagine if you were listening to Mark Twain spin a yarn, or that dude who used to narrate “Dukes of Hazzard. Oh, and you’ll need to pretend he’s strumming a banjo a little while he’s talking. You know, for effect…

Son ponders what The Future will look like

It started with a question. But then that’s how most things start around our house. “Dad, what do you think the world will be like when I’m an adult?” I was in the midst of “cooking” breakfast (is it really cooking when you just add milk? I’ll have to get my research team on that…

Tonight on “It’s Just Nature” . . .

(You should read the following with an Australian accent. Oh, and pretend you’re wearing one of those really cool safari hats. I promise not to tell anyone) G’day everyone and welcome to this week’s edition of It’s Just Nature. As we do every week, we’ll be journeying to some of THE most remote locations on…

My buggy pushing reaches an apex

When you shop at Wal-Mart, there are certain things you come to expect: you’re going to be hungrier than you were at any point during the previous week, you’re going to see at least 2.79 people you know, and some amount of unplanned-for chocolate will be bought (and yes, possibly consumed) before you leave the…

The Mystery Date

“My friend wants to know when you’re going to call her.” Normally that would be a very simple request. A friend had wanted to set me up with one of her friends from out of town. In other words, a blind date. Yeah, I can hear you laughing, but this level of desperation is pretty…