I’m a big cigar fan. I wouldn’t say that I’m an everyday sort of guy, but at least once a week during the colder months and more frequent in the summer when the BBQs are in full swing. Tonight, I’ll celebrate the new year with close friends and family. The kids will be running around, [...]
Being home during the holiday weeks gives me a lot of quality time on the home front and the chance to play with the kids. We do a ton of things — we play the Wii, read books, watch movies, play in the snow, do day trips, etc. This year, my youngest has been very [...]
I am always amazed that you folks find babysitters to watch your kids on that night of nights. During our entire marriage, not one family member, babysitter or friend has offered the gift of selflessness and offered to watch our kids. Not once. Zilch. Nada.
I’ve told many of my friends who don’t have kids that Christmas morning is much better when you have little ones that still believe in the guy in the red suit. The feeling you get by watching the expressions on their face and listening to all the “ohs” and “ahs” is simply awesome. Instead of [...]
This post will probably inspire some hate mail, or at least some grimaces, but I can’t stand the “holiday” picture card. There. I said it. Some time in the mid-1990s, these picture cards became the standard for families to send at Christmastime. I can’t deny their appeal and efficiency. They kill two birds with one [...]
Remember the scene in A Christmas Story when Ralphie and his dad were changing the flat tire? Ralphie was holding the hub cap and his dad hit it by accident and the bolts flew all over the place. As the bolts flew into the sky, Ralphie said….”Fuuuuuuuu(dge)”…but replace the dge with uck (even though we [...]
Guest post by Angie Six I’d like to think my husband is a pretty lucky guy. As a general wife model goes, I came with the standard features: decent looks, able to cook, fairly frugal, sufficiently frisky. It’s the bonus feature he lucked out on: I like sports. I like watching sports (on TV or [...]
A special happy birthday post for one of the Every Other Thursday founders, Don Martelli.
One of the difficult lessons we learn as we get older is that life has very few guarantees. The New Radicals would have us believe the simple formula that we get what we give, but all too often our efforts end in disappointment. We spend countless hours working to further our careers, yet promotions and [...]
O’Reilly and Dobson’s “War on Christmas” is a steaming pile of holiday bulls**t with a Christmas bow on top. Yes, Virginia, there is no War on Santa – organized or otherwise. Nor are religious minorities clamoring to own a piece of American’s holiday cheer real estate.