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The United Sticks 1-4, Stick Mart Meltdown

The Whiner

Hi. My name is Happiestdaddy and my kid is a whiner. It’s as if he secretly enrolled in the John McEnroe School of Whining. He whines when he wants something. He whines when he can’t do something. He whines when he doesn’t get his way. He whines when we ask him to stop whining. Don’t […]

The United Sticks 1-3, Enter Stick Moose

28 Things My Kids Teach Me Everyday

I don’t know much. But I know that I try my best each day to teach my kids — showing them right from wrong and how to treat others. Ultimately, I think my kids teach me at least as much as I teach them. Here are some of the blessings they provide me every day: […]


This is an edited piece from another group’s prompt: “Water gives life. It also takes it away. Write a short piece – fiction or non-fiction – inspired by one or both of these statements.” So, without further ado, this is Drifting. ~~~ Drifting. Weightless. Gently undulating. The sun dimmed ever so slowly. The summer day’s brightness […]

Saturday with James

James and Kyle floated in a dented aluminum fishing boat and stared into the murky, brown water of the man-made lake.  Rocking gently back and forth by the wind aided waves; they watched as the slowly rising sun peeked over the trees and chased the morning haze from the water’s surface.   James had brought his […]

The United Sticks 1-2, Penguin Joke

The United Sticks 1-1, Enter Stella

The Spirited Child

Like all families we have rules in our house. They’re not onerous: No climbing on furniture No playing in the cat box No coming out of your bed after bedtime My wife and I make the rules, of course, but our 3-year-old — a spirited child — doesn’t understand that. Here’s a recent conversation: ME: […]


This story was written to a prompt I issued to the writing community I spoke of in Parting Shot: You are given a unique opportunity to go back and talk to a much younger you. What would you tell them about an old flame? And better yet—why? It does get slightly graphic toward the end. […]