Tagged with 'Humor'

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]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Ceiling Fans

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Ceiling Fans

by Dave Markwell I spoke with a buddy tonight who needs to remember this night. Once in a while, we all need to remember the great moments. They soften the hardness of life’s challenges. They remind... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lives.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lives.

by Dave Markwell While taking an unexpected side trip up to Capitol Hill in Seattle the other night, I recognized many old landmarks that I hadn’t seen in several years. As a little kid, my earliest... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: No Man’s Land.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: No Man’s Land.

by Dave Markwell Firmly nestled in the no man’s land between the Christmas and New Year holidays, I ponder the year past and the year ahead. While polishing off the last of the Christmas cookies and... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shoulders

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shoulders

by Dave Markwell I have flown on a plane many times throughout my life. During the countless hours I have spent shoe-horned in a too-small seat, I had never actually witnessed the airline-provided barf... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sinners

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sinners

by Dave Markwell I just finished reading Keith Richard’s autobiography, “Life”. I love reading these books. Sex, drugs and rock and roll are always interesting. While I always look forward to the... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Tis the Season!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Tis the Season!

by Dave Markwell The other day, Thanksgiving Day it was, I experienced an unusual phenomenon. It was a rare and precious moment. In fact, it was gold. Through some cosmic intervention or anomalous aligning... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sick and Tired.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sick and Tired.

by Dave Markwell My household is sick, most of it anyway. My son and dogs seems to have avoided the bug. Ironically, these creatures take the least care about whom they interact with and/or what they put... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Phone Call

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Phone Call

by Dave Markwell Twenty-four years ago on Halloween day, I received a phone call that changed my world. I was in college and had just returned home to my apartment from my early morning classes when the... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Collisions.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Collisions.

by Dave Markwell I am not a big Halloween guy. I don’t like to dress up much. With the one notable exception in my life being my plastic Batman costume that I had as a kid and wore religiously until... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Pull Up Your Pants!!!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Pull Up Your Pants!!!

by Dave Markwell “Aden!! Get up!!” I hollered at 6:45 A.M. My wail was answered with an impressively quick, but thankfully inaccurate paperback novel chucked in the direction of my face. My son gets... [Read more]