Tagged with 'Humor'

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Places…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Places…

by Dave Markwell Driving through my hometown of Des Moines, Washington with my son the other day, it occurred to me how differently we experience the same place. It is his hometown, too, but we have very... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Broken Wingman

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Broken Wingman

by Dave Markwell For the past several weeks, I have sensed that something might be special about this year’s Seattle Seahawks’ season. Since I have been a fan of this team for as long as it has existed... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Misfit Toys

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Misfit Toys

by Dave Markwell Last night while sitting at my local bar surrounded by a mismatched collection of friends, it struck me exactly how diverse my catalogue of acquaintances is. I suspect that I am not alone... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Green Lights

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Green Lights

by Dave Markwell Stepping outside into the early morning fog, the moon peeked through a thin hole in the cloud layer and cast its warm, bright light onto my path. I was pleased by this. It felt deliberate,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Rainbow Connections…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Rainbow Connections…

by Dave Markwell Some things change and some things don’t. I am entering the New Year with immense gratitude for both. With the notable exception of a few very old jackass buddies who will never change... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Christmas Eve Dads

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Christmas Eve Dads

by Dave Markwell The countdown is on. In a few short hours, garage floors across the globe will be littered with the greasy rear ends of Dads assembling every manner of contraption the toy company geniuses... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: R & R.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: R & R.

by Dave Markwell Yeah, I know…the “R & R” thing likely conjured up some warm visions of sun and sand and perhaps an umbrella drink in your hand. Sorry to disappoint. “R & R” for my purposes... [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: 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... [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]