The RV Chronicles — Getting schooled, and then some

‘Every year you wait to go back makes it harder to go back at all.’ — Dad, 1990. I tend to do things the hard way. Always have. And for no particular reason. Whether it’s choosing to write a 3,000-word piece just hours before a deadline or sitting through a few extra lights to avoid […]

Confession No. 128 – Back to the days of Christopher Robin

Most of my memories begin with a letter. I wrote it as my son slept beneath a swaying mobile in his dimly lit nursery. A CD player with soft volume was set to shuffle Kenny Loggins’ Return to Pooh Corner. Catherine and I had converted our first child’s room from an office to a little […]

The Unorthodox Epicure — Garlic Butter Grilled Oysters

My infatuation with oysters is odd. I’ve eaten them since childhood — though I’ve never really been crazy about them. I think it all began when my father, an avid oyster eater, mentioned that he’d once found a pearl while eating a fried version of the popular bivalve mollusk. I was perhaps seven or eight-years-old, […]