Holding Forth

The Big Sleep

Published on January 19th, 2018 | by Richard Black

I’ve had the pleasure of going to a number of funerals over the past year and I mean that in the best possible way. Being in my forties I don’t attend as many social functions as ... Read More


Unfit Father

RIP Twinkle, Our Elf on the Shelf

Published on January 4th, 2018 | by Richard Black

It is with some sadness that I announce the passing of our Elf on the Shelf Twinkle Sapphire Sparkle Moonbeam. Christmas can be a stressful time of year and it’s even more so for Santa’s little ... Read More


Marriage

Games Couples Play

Published on December 8th, 2017 | by Richard Black

It’s no secret that couples play games. Unfortunately the longer a marriage goes on the fewer of those games are the fun ones that involve a riding crop, a blind fold and a tray of ice ... Read More


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


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