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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Archive for March 2009

She Grins and Bears It

It feels good when, after 16 years of marriage, I still can make my wife laugh. Obviously, for years she’s been chuckling at some of my jokes without my noticing. Lately, thanks to recent surgery, she can’t do that because it hurts to laugh. In the immortal words of Ralph Malph, I still got it…. (read more)

Misfortune’s Chronicle (Part Two)

The day after I backed over a perfectly innocent mailbox, on St. Patrick’s day I didn’t have the luck of the Irish. Thanks to my son’s indomitable spirit, I didn’t explode. After playing Mr. Mom at a playdate and checking in on Shannon, I took a tip from one of the mothers and told Benjamin… (read more)

Misfortune’s Chronicle (Part One)

I proved this week that Friday the 13th is unlucky, and never have I done such a great job of suppressing every curse word in the known universe. This and the next two posts demonstrate that, with the help of visual aids. Benjamin and I had a few days to ourselves while his mother rested… (read more)