Suburban underbelly

Suburban underbelly

As you know, I write a bit about my adventures as a suburban warrior. If I told all the stories, I’d probably wake up with…

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A million little pieces

A million little pieces

My kid loves animals.  I could buy him the most expensive toys in the world and he would set them aside to play with his…

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Under pressure

Under pressure

If my wife’s to-do list was somebody’s face, I’d be awaiting a bond hearing right now, because I beat the hell out of that thing…

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Big Box Blues Update

Big Box Blues Update

When we last left our intrepid hero (or the guy who doesn’t save receipts), he was awash in the Big Box Blues. I figured I’d…

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Big box blues

Big box blues

I hate this part. There was a time when when my not-yet-atrophied heart thought about the romantic nature of gift-buying. One year, my wife and…

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T's Rules for Home Improvement

T’s Rules for Home Improvement

In April 1999, I walked into a new job. It was a bustling newsroom that had already known my wife for a few weeks. The…

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Getting screwed: The Live Blog

Getting screwed: The Live Blog

9:00am: Two days ago, my wife told me both of our uptairs toilets had problems. By problems, she meant they were flushing, but doing so…

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