Friday, July 31, 2015

The Peaceable Kingdom

There’s so much bad news engulfing us these days that I decided to write about an artist who makes me smile. He wasn’t a great artist; in fact it’s a wonder he painted at all. His name was Edward Hicks. He painted The Peaceable Kingdom. Read about him (here).


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Prepare to Die!

Mrs. Chatterbox hates spiders, but I have a curious relationship with them. Read about it (here).

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Dreaded Letter

The letter came in yesterday’s mail. After more than twenty years, my primary care physician is retiring. Read about it (here).

Friday, July 24, 2015

Surveying Surveys

Lately, I'm being pestered to fill out surveys for those providing me with services. It's becoming a hassle. Read about it (here).

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Early Memories

The other night I had a dream that I was a baby again. But was it a dream or was I reliving one of my earliest memories about something that actually happened? Read about it (here).

Monday, July 20, 2015

Signals of a Good Marriage

Emptying the dishwasher has become a problem at our house, but I came up with a perfect solution, or so I thought. Read about it (here).

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Dinner Party: Conclusion

Our guests arrive and get their first look at our strange dinner table. Read about it (here).

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Dinner Party: Part II

A problem threatens to ruin our first dinner party as a married couple. Read about it (here).

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Dinner Party

It has been ages since Mrs. Chatterbox and I threw a dinner party. I'm reminded of the first dinner party we threw after we got married. Read about it (here).

Friday, July 10, 2015

Last Stop

Pictures of Lucerne from the final days of our vacation. Check them out (here).

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Lion of Lucerne

When I think about military prowess and bad ass fighters I don’t usually think of warriors from a country more known for pretty mountains, yodeling, cheese with holes and chocolate. Read about it (here).


Monday, July 6, 2015


I hope you’ll forgive me, but I’ve waited twelve years for this to happen, and now that it has I can’t resist crowing. Read about it (here).

Friday, July 3, 2015

Bows and Arrows

What is it about guys who shoot arrows that chicks find so appealing? It isn't cool, and I can prove it. Check it out (here).

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Snow Day

The heat has finally caught up to us here in Portland, and today the temperature is expected to pass ninety degrees. By the Fourth of July we may reach a hundred degrees. Here are pictures of snow taken on our recent trip. I hope they help cool you off. Check them out (here).