Category Archives: The Word According to Dad.

General observations and humorous and not so humorous rants about life in general.

Circling Cancer

Cancer is like a black hole. It devours friends and family and leaves broken survivors in its wake. Survivors who bear the scars of surgery, Chemo burns, and the invisible scars that no one sees. Loved ones who carry the … Continue reading

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The Enemy Within

In light of the current political shenanigans, pipelines, shootings, women and gender inequality, and immigrant hate, I got to thinking. Why can’t we all just get along? The old saying goes, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”  And whether … Continue reading

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When the Youngest Gets Older

Today marks the end of a sense of childhood. The passing of “parenting”. We are now merely guides. Our youngest hit the 17th year mark and is doing it with her own quiet style. Our daughters are so much the same and … Continue reading

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The March Hare

March is a busy month for me normally. Birthdays. Yep, enough said, right? But this month it is particularly busy.

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The Silence of The Damned

I find I am too often apologizing to you dear readers for my absence, my silence. And forgive me for doing so again. We chalk up lack of posting as Real Life. Or real life getting in the way. In … Continue reading

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Fictional Bravery vs Real Life Bravery

Once there was a woman of infinite grace, married to a man of infinite jest. She was meek and quiet. She hid behind her hair. Once. *** As a writer, I deal in emotion. Regardless of genre, all writers, when … Continue reading

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Mass Opinion Of The UnRead

It is becoming more common place to see debates raging on the internet. Debates about what books to read, what movies to watch, what the school boards should and shouldn’t be teaching and so forth and so on. It poisons … Continue reading

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