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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Mouthful of Bees

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Mouthful of Bees

by Dave Markwell When my daughter was just a baby learning to crawl, I used to sit in the corner chair of our living room and let her drag herself around the floor while I worked on stuff. One day as she... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Open Windows

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Open Windows

by Dave Markwell I hate the end of summer. I am never ready for it to end. This has been a weird week. It seems as though summer is finished and I never had a chance to say “goodbye”. It just left... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Dancing in the Mud

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Dancing in the Mud

by Dave Markwell This morning I received two text messages: One came from my wife notifying me that a friend of ours had delivered her baby. The second one came from a best friend notifying me that his... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Freshman

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Freshman

by Dave Markwell This morning I dropped my fourteen year old son, Aden, off for his high school orientation. He will be a freshman at Mount Rainier High School, my alma mater. As I am prone to do, I became... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Boy’s Weekend Part Deux

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Boy’s Weekend Part Deux

by Dave Markwell It is now Thursday and I am finally feeling close to normal. Last weekend was my annual “boy’s weekend” event. As is our custom, several old buddies of mine gathered to eat too much,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: No chicks.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: No chicks.

by Dave Markwell I began last week with a sense of trepidation, but also opportunity. My wife was leaving town for a few days and I was being left to care for our kids. Solo. Well, I’ve been doing this... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Off the Grid.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Off the Grid.

by Dave Markwell My wife is leaving town for 6 days. She is going on some type of “retreat” with a bunch of ladies to discuss and experience whatever a bunch of ladies “retreating” will. I have... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fried Trout.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fried Trout.

by Dave Markwell On a mostly sunny Monday morning in a hotel room in southern British Columbia, I remembered my Grandma. I had just made the resort supplied coffee in a little tin pot contraption. As I... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Weird Week.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Weird Week.

by Dave Markwell This was a weird week. At least I think it was. I’m not sure that I am qualified to determine what’s weird anymore. But, the week seemed weirder than my normal weird weeks. On Sunday... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: An Ordinary Sunday Morning.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: An Ordinary Sunday Morning.

by Dave Markwell On an ordinary Sunday morning with a late spring sun peeking through the high clouds, my buddy Dave and his wife and young son were driving through the sweet sage and early corn-sprouted... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sunset.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sunset.

by Dave Markwell The day began with a nice sunrise. It remained good day throughout, minus some expectedly unexpected violations. Overall, it was a good day. This may not seem remarkable, but in its lack... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Cold Swim.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Cold Swim.

by Dave Markwell The other night I drove my truck down to the marina in my hometown. As the bright orange sun lit the water, then fell behind the mountains, I cracked a twenty-four ounce “lemonade”... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Good Wins.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Good Wins.

[In light of the circumstances in Boston, I felt that this repeat column was an appropriate reflection of my feelings on this sad day. Although the circumstances are different, unfortunate parallels can... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fourteen.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fourteen.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to some technical difficulties (yeah...right), last week's Feel Good Friday is being posted on a Monday:] by Dave Markwell On April 3rd, 2013, my son, Aden turned fourteen years old.... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Perfect Ten.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Perfect Ten.

by Dave Markwell Ten years ago, my wife and I were married. Ten years is both a long and a short time. Some days, it feels like a blink and some days it feels like geologic time would better suit its measure.... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Dog Dish

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Dog Dish

by Dave Markwell “Why didn’t you clean out Diego’s bowl before you fed him?” my wife accusingly inquired. “What???” I responded with my usual mix of confusion and outrage. The reason I say... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Like An Ant…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Like An Ant…

by Dave Markwell Some days, the sun shines through the living room window and changes the world. Yesterday was one of those days. I sat in a chair by the window feeling like an ant under a ten-year old’s... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fish Farts

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fish Farts

by Dave Markwell “I have seen the fish fart underwater before…and watched the bubbles rise…” I have no idea what this means. My dad uttered this phrase countless times as I was growing up and I... [Read more]