Holding Forth

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How to Pare a Mango (Recipe Included!!!)

Published on May 26th, 2016 | by Richard Black

A father has no greater love for his daughter than when he is preparing a mango. I’m not sure who first cultivated the fruit but I suspect that they were, most likely, Satan worshipers or some ... Read More


Family Moments

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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Published on May 18th, 2016 | by Richard Black

“Did you hear that?” It’s a question I can bank on being asked from my wife a few times a week, typically whenever I’m just about to fall asleep or sit down on the toilet for ... Read More


Child Rearin'

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Play Pretend

Published on April 6th, 2016 | by Richard Black

Children ask a lot of questions. Some are inane and easily answered. Others strike fear in our very hearts as parents. “Where did you come from sweetie?” I often reply to my daughter in a pleasant ... Read More


Unfit Father

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Pronoun Trouble

Published on March 31st, 2016 | by Richard Black

Recently I’ve become…a bit worried about my wife. Things are all well and good on the home front. I’m not concerned about infidelity. Laura and I love each other very much but, even more importantly, we’re ... Read More


Unfit Father

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My Dumbening

Published on March 10th, 2016 | by Richard Black

At some point during my life I became a moron, a lovable moron, but a moron nonetheless. It’s really kind of sad. I used to be a pretty bright guy, at least I think I might ... Read More


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