Tagged with 'Humor'

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]

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]