Satire

Crushing the One Mile Fun Run

Published on November 16th, 2017 | by Richard Black

“Hello I’m Robyn Castellante reporting live for KSTD at the Green Groves One Mile Fun Run for the American Lung Association. Despite the rain there’s been a good turnout. I’m speaking with Richard Black who just ... Read More


Unfit Father

Halloween: a Precursor to Horror

Published on November 10th, 2017 | by Richard Black

Halloween is over and, with its passing, comes the most frightening time of year. This isn’t to say that Halloween wasn’t terrifying. Over the course of four hours on Halloween night some twenty small children ran ... Read More


Family Moments

My Gift to the World

Published on November 2nd, 2017 | by Richard Black

I never truly understood what a gift I was providing the world when I became a parent. I’m not referring to my daughter who is also a boon to the human race. Darcy is a delightful ... Read More


Family Moments

What’s in a Name?

Published on October 20th, 2017 | by Richard Black

What’s in a name?   It’s a fair question to ask and certainly a rose would smell like a rose regardless of the name it’s been given. Then again if roses were called “Ass Flowers” or ... Read More


Family Moments

The Difference Between the Sexes

Published on October 12th, 2017 | by Richard Black

Last night my wife woke up and came downstairs to check the thermostat because that’s what married women do in the middle of the night. Laura noticed that the setting had changed and came to the ... Read More


Family Moments

Don’t Ask and Don’t Tell

Published on October 5th, 2017 | by Richard Black

A few years ago, before we were married, I made a rule. The gist of the rule was that no one in the house should ask a question to which they wouldn’t want an answer and, ... Read More


Unfit Father

We Got a Puppy and She Got Us

Published on September 20th, 2017 | by Richard Black

So we got a puppy…or she got us. I’m not sure which is the best way to phrase the sentiment because both seem to be appropriate. On one hand Tinkles is a giant pain in the ... Read More


Unfit Father

The Baby Tooth Conundrum

Published on September 1st, 2017 | by Richard Black

Let me start with a story… I was rummaging around the top drawer in my dresser a few days ago, the one where I keep my sweaters, when somewhere around the back I found something that ... Read More


Unfit Father

My Father’s Hands

Published on August 25th, 2017 | by Richard Black

My father’s hands are much like my own. We share the same stubby fingers, the same thick thumbs. Our smallest digits, the pinky fingers, spin off at an alarming angle at the last knuckle although my ... Read More


Edumacation

Lies My Parents Told Me

Published on August 10th, 2017 | by Richard Black

You’ll be fine. Santa Claus is coming tonight. You can do anything you set your mind to. My old man was particularly fond of the last one. I’d been trying to figure out what eight minus ... Read More


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