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



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

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 revolted that more innocent lives will be taken while both sides bicker and posture. I’m disgusted that these ... Read More


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

Friends and Family

The End of a Bromance

Published on December 30th, 2016 | by Richard Black

2016 has been…well let’s face it something of a motherfucker. We’ve lost a lot this year. Prince, Bowie, Carrie Fisher, George Michael and this dude who used to sell me weed for twenty years. It’s been ... Read More

Unfit Father

Ten Similarities Between Christmas and Sex

Published on December 16th, 2016 | by Richard Black

Christmas, much like an unwanted drunk in a bar at last call, is upon us. If I were more politically correct I’d insert the word “Holidays” in lieu of “Christmas” but I’m not. I celebrate Christmas ... Read More

Family Moments

The Opposite of Being Self Aware

Published on December 1st, 2016 | by Richard Black

I recently read or heard something about the benefits of “being mindful” and I really couldn’t think of anything more detrimental to my emotional wellbeing. Over the past forty years or so I’ve found that being ... Read More

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