Tattoo #2

I got this from my dad yesterday with the simple message, “don’t tell mom but I got a new tattoo”. A note; he got tattoo #1 at age 59. After a lifetime spent thinking that anyone with a tattoo was undoubtedly a criminal or sailor, his opposition to tattoos eroded and was replaced with fascination … Continue reading

Bar Soap Jesus(es)

email subject: “as discussed” Today I had at least a 15 minute phone conversation with my dad about an exciting development in his world; he’s started to find faces, perhaps the face of god actually, in bars of soap. You see, my mother – being the good Irish-Catholic, I grew up poor and know how … Continue reading

Monkey Boy in Love

January 2010 About a year ago I found myself in a bit of a financial jam. I turned to my parents to ask them if they could help me out. I haven’t done this for years and I was a little nervous to ask. I called my dad and to my pleasant surprise he responded … Continue reading

Happy Hoildaze

Newsprint, photocopied driver’s license photo Originally created in the mid-1990’s, shared November 2010 This email was was sent to my dad’s (small) group of friends and some family with the subject line “Happy Hoildaze” (misspelled intentionally and unintentionally) and the following message: Soon that special time of the year will be upon us. Once again … Continue reading