Jase Graves

Dogs vs. daughters
My adult life has been full of transitions–from single to married, from childlessness to fatherhood, and from virile coolness to cringey blobfish...
New school clothes for dad
Now that my eldest and middle daughters are off at college dashing my prospects for retirement, and my youngest daughter has started navigating the pubescent challenges of high school, I can turn to more important matters – namely, pants...
And then there was one teenage daughter left at home
In recent days, the hormonal distribution in my household has become slightly more balanced as two of my three teenage daughters and several lines of credit are now off attending college...
If you can’t beat the heat, join it
East Texas is hot, and not in the way you compliment your wife when she’s mad at you for performing an epic cannonball while she’s lounging by the pool with her laptop...
One night in The Big Easy-as pie
It’s time for another installment of “Places You Should Visit While You Can Still Bend Down to Tie Your Shoes without Making Involuntary Bodily Noises”!..
Portrait of a colonoscopy
There have been countless jokes, comedy routines and humorous articles written about colonoscopies, but I’m a firm believer that, like Mexican food restaurants, there can never be too many. So, here goes...
Snacks, steel and civil rights in the Magic City
It’s time for another installment of “Places you should visit before your loved ones start picking out your burial underwear! “It’s a major award!..
No, it’s not COVID
For the past few weeks, I’ve been engaged in a WWE cage match against allergies. I promise, it’s not COVID...
Eat your just desserts
It all started with the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020, and it’s one of the few lingering effects of the experience that hasn’t tempted me to seek intense electroshock therapy. (I kept my pants on...
Happy birthday cake to me
Depending on when you’re reading this, my 52nd birthday is/was on April 20th, which, as my dad still loves to remind me, is the same day as Adolf Hitler's...

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