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Val-ANT-ine’s love from the pests

February 9, 2018
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I’m guilty—I haven’t done anything really thoughtful for my wife in a long time. On the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, she woke up from another nightmare. She told me that in her bad dreams I’m…

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Horrible dads attract horrible stuff

February 2, 2018
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Aaaah-choo! I knew right then I had the flu, even though, days later, I was fine, not another sneeze or other symptom to be found. But horrible stuff happens all the time, so I wasn’t…

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Winter brrr-becue for the brrr-ds

January 12, 2018
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It was January. And what a perfect time to be outside in the sun. My wife, our 11-year-old boy and I went on a morning hike. In Southern California, you can do that. Still, my…

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Feast a burden

December 1, 2017
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Overeating makes no sense to me. Unless there’s competition involved. My younger brother and I used to try to out-eat one another at buffets and Thanksgiving feasts, and we’d eat so much we’d make ourselves…

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Seven Tips To Get the Gifts YOU Want This Holiday Season

November 21, 2017
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Seven Tips for Getting the Gifts You Want This Holiday Season

Black Friday is almost here. I’d better get started with my holiday gift list or I’ll be in big trouble. I’m not talking about my gift-giving list. I’m talking about my gift-getting list. All year long I…

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Home-Cooked Turkey

November 20, 2017
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When I walked in the door, my heart fell into my stomach. Not literally. That would be a condition known technically in medical circles as “death.” I wasn’t dead; I was just dying inside. Again,…

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Turkey Bits from the ‘burbs

November 17, 2017
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TURKEY TIME—You know it’s Turkey Time when the air gets cold, the wind blows and the leaves color the ground yellow and orange. In the fall, it’s great fun to jump and roll around in…

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Put On Those Running Shoes and Meet Roger Hollis

November 9, 2017
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  Today is launch day for the funny and encouraging book entitled Running Log  by teacher, veteran, cartoonist and all around good guy Roger Hollis. If you are thinking about running or an experienced runner,…

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Stacey Roberts is Back: Meet Trailer Trash With A Girl’s Name: Father Figures

October 27, 2017
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His long awaited sequel to Trailer Trash with a Girl’s Name (TTWGN) has finally arrived. We at HO are so proud of this funny, poignant writer and his new book Trailer Trash with a Girl’s…

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October Bits from the ‘burbs

October 13, 2017
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HALLOWEEN’S ALMOST HERE—My 6-year-old son has seen “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at least 3,000 times. That was just this month. After a recent viewing, he said, “Daddy, it’s Halloween time — we better…

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