Holding Forth

Being Thankful: A Retrospective

Published on November 25th, 2016 | by Richard Black

It’s pushing midnight and I thought I should write a little something about Thanksgiving. I suppose that if I had a bit more forethought I would have written a piece a few days ago but, if ... Read More

Unfit Father

Handing Out Disappointment for Halloween

Published on October 31st, 2016 | by Richard Black

I always try to do something a little special for the kids on Halloween and this year I’m focusing on disappointment. Instead of lollipops or chocolate or other sugary delights I’m thinking about handing out poems, ... Read More

Unfit Father

The Ostensible Parent

Published on October 19th, 2016 | by Richard Black

It recently occurred to me that Darcy will be attending first grade which might sound a bit strange because school started about two months ago. A brighter man or a least one more acquainted with the ... Read More


A Tradition of Food Poisoning

Published on October 6th, 2016 | by Richard Black

I was going through my biannual dose of food poisoning this past Monday when I had a chance to reflect upon some of the poorer decisions I’ve made in my life. The time I gave the ... Read More

Unfit Father

My Top Three Parenting Fails

Published on August 25th, 2016 | by Richard Black

It may come as something of a surprise but I’m not a perfect parent. I was pretty shocked to discover the fact and I can’t imagine how you, my attractive and intelligent readers will react to ... Read More

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