Author Archives: Richard Black

Too Many Fairies

July 12th, 2017 | by Richard Black

My wife just bought our daughter a fairy door for Darcy’s seventh birthday and I was all right with the


Happy Endings

July 6th, 2017 | by Richard Black

My wife’s uncle passed away a few months ago which wasn’t entirely unexpected. Any time anyone over the age of


Limited Expectations

June 29th, 2017 | by Richard Black

My wife wants my daughter to have a childhood filled with wonder which is great. Depending on the day my


Father’s Day Wishes

June 15th, 2017 | by Richard Black

Father’s day is coming up this Sunday and I’m a little ambivalent about the holiday. It’s not that I don’t


Marrying Up

May 19th, 2017 | by Richard Black

I’ve learned a few things over the past forty years. The first thing that comes to mind is that it’s


Swing on by for Dinner

May 4th, 2017 | by Richard Black

There’s something about asking a couple I barely know to have dinner that always makes me a bit…uncomfortable. Being a


The Waiting Game

April 27th, 2017 | by Richard Black

Being single never truly prepared me for the amount of time I would have to wait for my spouse or


The Sunny Side of Lice

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


Hair: A Eulogy

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



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