MY MOTHER KNEW BILL COSBY

My mother always preached “What you put into life is what you’ll get out.” Then she had another one about our bad deeds coming back to haunt us. Geez, what makes these old-time parents have such an acute sense of life? Maybe America’s (used-to-be ) favorite Dad, Bill Cosby, didn’t…

RIDIN’ THE DOG

     I used to ride Greyhound bus whenever and wherever I travelled. Way back, many years ago, I took my brood of five kids ages 3 to 13 from Los Angeles to Mendocino, and we had a blast. Probably a 15-hour ride, but it was great family time. The…

IS IT ME OR IS IT THEM?

I should not watch the news. I tend to turn it off when there’s a featured story about parents managing their kids because I’m thinking they are absolutely stupid. But then I think there can’t be that many stupid parents which leads me to start questioning myself. The other night…

RIDING THE RANGE

I’m “back in the saddle, again, back where a friend is a friend” grabbing these lead lyrics from that old Roy Rogers tune from my childhood. It’s been a strange and reflective absence – but I talked myself into the joy I’ve felt in slapping together and providing readers with…