Unfit Father

Limited Expectations

Published on 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 daughter wants to be a mermaid, a superhero, a pop star or a dolphin which is ... Read More

Unfit Father

Father’s Day Wishes

Published on 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 like Father’s Day. I’m a fan of any day celebrating the wonderful human being I’ve become ... Read More

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Summer the Way it Used to Be

Published on May 24th, 2017 | by Richard Black

“Summer is coming” I whisper to myself with all of the grim certainty that Eddard Stark mentions the same sentiment about winter in Game of Thrones. With the end of school there will be long hours ... Read More


Marrying Up

Published on 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 usually never “just a rash”. What happens in Vegas might stay in Vegas but what happens ... Read More

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Swing on by for Dinner

Published on 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 stay at home father I don’t meet many people and those I do tend to be ... Read More

Family Moments

The Waiting Game

Published on 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 my daughter and that’s really saying something. I’ve spent a fair amount of my life waiting. ... Read More


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


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

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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



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

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