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Cranky Dad


Weekend obsession goes back to a rumble in jungle

The other day I got into an argument with Mrs. G. when the topic of yardwork came up. It was a Saturday morning and she asked what I had planned to do that day, the first in a few weeks that didn’t find us under some kind of severe weather advisory. Read more

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To boldly go where young forgo, try paying with cash

The other day Mrs. G. and I went to a late-afternoon movie, as much to beat the heat as to see the newest “Star Trek” saga. Of course, we needed popcorn, and that found us at the counter talking to a young concession worker, a woman who seemed lost in some inner bliss. Read more

Old buddy’s tales paint unrecognizable reflection

The background noise at Buzz’s in Lanikai was especially loud, so I leaned into the conversation, struggling to hear the stories an old friend shared with the rest of our table. The stories were entertaining, but they weren’t making sense to me. Read more

A victory on the blacktop shared by father and son

He ran in Hush Puppies, the casual dress shoes with heels. There were no shoes with swooshes, no running apparel stores or even running shorts back then. When my late father went for a run, he wore plaid Bermuda shorts, old T-shirts with holes in them and a floppy fisherman’s hat. Read more

Big waves of indecisiveness prevent a surfboard upgrade

Every wave that rose in front of me while I was in the lineup at my favorite surf spot the other day offered the kind of ride you remember for a week. But each time I plunged my arms into the ocean, windmilling for momentum, my surfboard seemed anchored to the reef. Read more

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