“You need a facial,” Better Half announced as if she’d just received a message from God. “Huh,” this husband replied, not wanting to be disturbed. The boys of summer were back, and a conversation about anything other than baseball was far from my mind. “I SAID you need a facial,” she repeated ten decibels higher as if emphasizing my need for a hearing aid. … [Read more...] about A Trip to the Spa
The dreaded tool of interruption rang, and that strange vibe that signals trouble ran up my spine. This man can sense danger quicker than a firefighter can sniff out a hot spot that’s ready to flair. “You gonna answer that?” Better Half asked between bites of scrambled eggs. “Nope,” I replied. “It’s our oldest daughter wanting to put me to work. Who told her I wasn’t flying … [Read more...] about Homespun-Volume Three
Homespun Volume 3-Drafted for Wedding Duty
Nothing can define a perfectly good weekend better than a warm February day with Southern breezes kissing one’s face. As I gazed at my red and white bobber from my comfortable perch on the pier, my heart glowed with contentment. The minnow on my hook was in no danger; in fact, it was swimming laps of boredom. Even the smallest of brains knew the water was much too … [Read more...] about Homespun Volume 3-Drafted for Wedding Duty
Life Lessons Learned in an Old-Time Barbershop
It’s a simple place, one that has defied the ravages of time, where men are still earthy men. Imagine there’s a picture of Floyd giving Andy a trim on the wall. Adding to the atmosphere are stacks of magazines, some of which have been here since Ronald Regan was president. Not that anyone cares to read while waiting their turn; it’s much more pleasant to listen and … [Read more...] about Life Lessons Learned in an Old-Time Barbershop
Couples Fishing Together; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
“The bass in this lake must really be fast,” Better Half commented as we sat on our porch, watching a fisherman roar into the cove. After coming to a splashing stop, the lanky sunburned fellow righted his ball cap, putting the bill first, stomped to the front of his blue metallic bass boat, and tossed in his trolling motor, creating a loud crash that spooked every fish … [Read more...] about Couples Fishing Together; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?