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Before a couple of weeks ago, it had been over twenty years since my wife and I attended a Texas A&M football game...
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- 10/18/2021 Make Halloween Great Again
- 10/05/2021 School Project Management
- 09/21/2021 College Football Fan Follies
- 09/07/2021 Moving Heaven, Earth, and a Daughter to College
- 08/24/2021 Advice for College Freshpersons
- 08/10/2021 Take a Hike. Save a Tick.
- 07/27/2021 Who Says There’s No Crying in Baseball?
- 07/13/2021 Keep Austin’s Doughnuts Weird
- 06/29/2021 Kayaking For Couples, a Tragicomedy
- 06/15/2021 Everything’s Wetter in Texas
- 06/03/2021 Teach a Man to Fish, or Not
- 05/18/2021 To My Graduating Senior, Who Made Me a Senior
- 05/04/2021 Do the Charleston… If You Have the Grits
- 04/20/2021 Claim the Right to Dust Off Your Gun
- 04/06/2021 Defending the Karens
- 03/23/2021 Resurrecting Easter
- 03/09/2021 When Texas Froze Over
- 02/09/2021 Climate Change or Wacky Winter Weather?
- 01/26/2021 Get Your Mind Off Politics
- 01/12/2021 New Year’s Retribution
- 12/29/2020 2020: A Reluctant Retrospect
- 12/15/2020 All I Want for Christmas is the New Vaccine!
- 12/01/2020 A Christmas (Cell Phone) Miracle
- 11/17/2020 Go Long for Thanksgiving
- 11/01/2020 Elect to Talk Politics With the Family
- 10/20/2020 There She Is, Miss ‘Merica… and Her Dad
- 10/06/2020 A Blowout Blow-By-Blow
- 09/22/2020 Walk Away From COVID-19
- 09/08/2020 Back to School… Sort Of
- 08/25/2020 Escape With a Movie… Again
- 08/11/2020 Bed, Bath and Beyond My Scope
- 07/28/2020 Riding In SUVs With Girls
- 07/14/2020 To All The Masks I’ve Worn Before
- 06/30/2020 Take The Work Out Of Your Workout
- 06/15/2020 Saving The American Shopping Mall
- 06/01/2020 Are You Tired Of The ‘New Normal’?
- 05/19/2020 Learning To Live With Corona Hair
- 05/04/2020 Cooking My Way Through Quarantine
- 04/21/2020 Homeschooling in the Time of COVID-19
- 04/07/2020 Survive the Supermarket with Social Distancing
- 03/23/2020 Spend Quality Time in Self-Quarantine
- 03/10/2020 Stage a Midlife Crisis Intervention
- 02/25/2020 Swimsuit Shopping: A Cautionary Tale
- 02/11/2020 When Did Your Rock Last Roll?
- 01/28/2020 Star Wars: The Memories Awaken
- 01/14/2020 Take an Uncertain Road Trip
- 12/31/2019 Beating the After-Christmas Blues
- 12/16/2019 Another Christmas Card Letter
- 12/03/2019 Deck the Halls and Hit the Deck
- 11/19/2019 Foiled by Fall Foliage
- 11/05/2019 College Football Fever… With Nausea
- 10/22/2019 Weaned on Halloween
- 10/07/2019 Making a Garage Saler
- 08/27/2019 Sun, Sand, Seafood… and Pig Puppets
- 08/13/2019 I Left My Credit in San Antonio
- 07/30/2019 A Serious Case of the Boyfriends
- 07/16/2019 Family Fun Night Goals
- 07/01/2019 Beaching with Teens… And Other Hazards
- 06/19/2019 Baby You Can Drive My Car… Or My Tank
- 06/04/2019 Don’t Feed the Pool Party Animals
- 05/22/2019 An Indoorsman’s Guide to Yard Work
- 05/07/2019 Escape to Galvatraz
- 02/27/2019 A Tale of Tunes, a Ticket, and Traffic Law
- 02/12/2019 Curl Up and Diet
- 01/30/2019 Once Upon a Display Mattress
- 01/17/2019 Breaking News… and Wind
- 12/31/2018 The Year in Askew
- 12/19/2018 Have Yourself a Merry Little… Hedgehog
- 12/04/2018 Pierced Fears: Adventures in Body Modification
- 11/18/2018 In Defense of Thanksgiving
- 11/08/2018 Class Reunions: Tripping Down Memory Lane
- 10/23/2018 Watch for Falling Fall Fests
- 10/08/2018 A Tribute to Teachers
- 09/25/2018 Friday Night Lite: Adventures in Accidental Fandom
- 09/11/2018 Wild-ish Kingdom: Inept Interactions with Backyard Wildlife
- 08/28/2018 A Victim’s Guide to Swimming Pool Ownership
- 08/14/2018 I Feel the Need, the Need for A/C
- 07/31/2018 Dolphins and Fireworks and Toto – Oh My!
- 07/16/2018 Silly Chili, ‘Graet’ Ice Cream and a Wobble in the Queen City
- 07/02/2018 America’s Netflixation
- 06/14/2018 A Father’s Guide to the Land of Millstones and Honey Do’s
- 06/05/2018 Dance Like Your Dad’s Not Watching
- 05/22/2018 Lost in the Amazon, the Retailer We Hate to Love
- 05/07/2018 Defenseless Driving
- 04/23/2018 You’re Not Just Another Pretty Facebook