Traditional Summer Christmas

I’m getting subtle hints that the family doesn’t really approve of the way we do Christmas. It’s been tradition in the McDoogle household ever since I was a young lad, …

Roses Represent Passion

So…third anniversary in a row missed. I kind of thought that this might be the year. She’d just accept that I can’t remember any important dates, no matter how important …

The Great Illuminator, or Something

Light: The Great Illuminator. Too obvious? Yeah, too obvious. People get what light does. It’s been pretty obvious as a concept since…the dawn of time. But people have told me …

Too Competitive…for Fishing?

I can’t help being competitive; our whole family is like that. I was raised to believe that our family is utterly superior to the entire competition in every single way, …

Late Again…

I’m so over this morning commute. This has been the case since I took on the task of house-sitting for my mate Jenkins, who lives in the south-eastern suburbs. I …

What Would Tolstoy Do?

Andy has been on my back all week about getting those legal matters in order. I love my son, but he can be a right pain sometimes. I don’t think …

Keep Boating Pure, If You Please

You know what really irritates me? The song about pina coladas. Doesn’t help that up until recently, I literally just thought it was a nice tale of a romance that …