Tagged with 'Humor'

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 years old.... [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]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Busted Lawnmower

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Busted Lawnmower

by Dave Markwell Yesterday, I took my lawnmower to a repair guy. Today, I picked it up. My lawn mower has been broken for quite a while. This has been a challenging time for me. While driving the 20 minutes... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: TMI…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: TMI…

by Dave Markwell While browsing the various mostly meaningless post updates on my Facebook “news” feed the other day, I raised my eyebrows a few times. It seems that as folks become more comfortable... [Read more]