“I know that one isn’t supposed to look a gift horse in the mouth, but in my admittedly limited experience, there is no such thing as a gift horse, so please do me a favor and open wide.”

“As a modern father, I used to watch old movies and marvel at the family dynamics: all these sons, desperate to please their dads, aching for some word of love or approval. ‘Goodness,’ I thought to myself, ‘these movies must have been written by men who were themselves desperate, aching sons.’ But I don’t think that any more. Now, my suspicion is that they were written by fathers, desperate for sons who gave a damn what they thought about anyone or anything.”


  1. Rufus McCain says

    I shore do wish you’d find yourself another form of recreation.

  2. Orson Welles as the ideal dad.

    Like those early Newman/Woodward pictures. Thanks.

  3. That was me reading the blog when the Seahawks were losing.

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