Dad in the Box

  • Are you sure you want to leave this page?

    May 9, 2021

    “It's over Bill. I don’t do Windows.”

    And so, with a simple Ctl+Alt+Del over Twitter, the marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates has powered down.

    The wealthy, philanthropic ...

  • We Need to Talk

    I am told I need to participate in the national conversation.

    I am not exactly sure what that means, but It seems like everytime I turn on the news some authoritative figure addressing the most ...

  • Out of Touch

    I like turning knobs and pushing buttons.

    I enjoy the tactile resistance when depressing a raised button which impacts some sort of change under my control. I relish pinching a perfectly sized ...

  • A Slow Boat to Normal

    You remind me a lot of my dead wife.

    For obvious reasons, most notably that my beautiful wife is very much alive and well, this is not how I would choose to start a conversation with the person ...

  • A Rite of Passage


    Hi Sweetie. It’s me. Hey, I’m gonna be a little late. I’m stuck in traffic.

    Oh no! When do you think you will be home?

    Maybe a week.

    A week?

    Yeah, nothing is ...

  • Against the Tide

    I don’t know why anyone would want to take candy from a baby, but apparently it is easy. Like a walk in the park. Like riding a bike. Like falling off a log.

    Like shooting fish in a ...

  • Playing the Dance Card

    Spring is here. Let the madness begin.

    I am not talking about spring break in Daytona Beach or barhopping in El Paso or vaccination signups over the Internet. No, I am talking about the NCAA March ...

  • A Royal Opportunity

    Position: Royal PIA within HR Department
    Location: Buckingham Palace
    Salary: Negotiable
    Benefits: Off site parking and a chance to see The Queen

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    Founded in 1917 after a succession ...

  • The Goose in the Seuss

    That Sam-I-Am, that Sam-I-Am, I do not like that Sam-I-Am.

    So begins Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. In which a frumpy, pear-shaped relative of Sasquatch wearing nothing but floppy ears and a ...

  • Making Contact

    I will be glad when all this QAnon conspiracy nonsense is behind us and we can finally return to the more relevant and pressing plots that obsess us. Like UFOs and visitors from other planets.

    In ...

  • Home Is Where the Printer IS

    I want to print a small house in the woods.

    I have long dreamed of a simpler life, far removed from the day-to-day stress of work pressures and financial pressures and social pressures and family ...