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Health

The Sunny Side of Lice

Published on April 14th, 2017 | by Richard Black

This past Sunday morning my daughter Darcy hopped into the bed and began to furiously scratch her head. I took note of the activity and then did what I imagine most men in my place would ... Read More


Satire

Hair: A Eulogy

Published on March 23rd, 2017 | by Richard Black

Friends and neighbors, family and acquaintances, welcome. We are gathered here today not to mourn the loss of Richard Black’s hair but to celebrate its life. I have not always been Richard Black’s barber but, over ... Read More


Unfit Father

Tested

Published on March 17th, 2017 | by Richard Black

It began with a meeting to discuss Darcy’s “challenges”, a euphemism for the word “deficits” that was used when I was a boy. I’ve always hated both. The former reeks of some sort of 1984 Newspeak ... Read More


Unfit Father

Make Every Day Sexy…Baby

Published on February 14th, 2017 | by Richard Black

It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day is here and that’s all well and good. Sure I typically do something special for my wife Laura on Valentine’s Day. I buy her flowers. Stargazer Lillies are her favorite ... Read More


Satire

Fear

Published on February 9th, 2017 | by Richard Black

“Daddy,” my six year old daughter asked me one night at bedtime, “are you afraid of spiders?” “Spiders, I responded and looked at Darcy dead in the eye, “are fucking terrifying. All those legs scare the ... Read More


Unfit Father

Being “Gifted”

Published on February 1st, 2017 | by Richard Black

A few weeks ago I learned that my daughter wasn’t chosen for the gifted program. I’ve spent the better part of a month convincing myself that I’m all right with the fact and I think I ... Read More


Satire

My Concerns as a Satirist About Trump

Published on January 26th, 2017 | by Richard Black

Like most people I have some concerns now that Donald Trump has been elected to our nation’s highest office. I’m worried that a man with no prior experience in government might not be able to properly ... Read More


Holding Forth

The Importance of Repressing Memories

Published on January 19th, 2017 | by Richard Black

There’s something to be said about repressed memories and being from the Midwest I should note that they’re better remaining repressed. Perhaps my mindset is due to my upbringing. I grew up in a simpler time ... Read More


Holding Forth

Part of the Problem with Gun Control

Published on January 11th, 2017 | by Richard Black

I’m tired. I’m tired of people getting shot up in public places. I’m tired of mass shootings. I’m tired that more innocent lives will be taken while both sides bicker and posture. I’m tired of these ... Read More


Health

Goin’ to the Doctor

Published on January 6th, 2017 | by Richard Black

After two days of hacking and coughing and more than a little whining my wife Laura finally managed to prod me into seeing a doctor. Like most men my age I don’t enjoy going to the ... Read More


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