Let’s call it “dramatic license,” as I totally adore my family and wouldn’t trade them or my life with anyone else, but at this moment, time, and place, I don’t like them very much. Just as movies often put up […]
Your Government Hard at Work?
A dangerous game of political chicken is being played in our country with the debt ceiling, and it stands the chance of bringing the further downfall of the American Empire. I wouldn’t say that this “crisis” of the debt ceiling […]
Over-Stepping As a Step-Parent
As I begin writing this column, I find it ironic how little I’ve written about conflicts in my home between my wife, my boys, and me over our blended family. My wife “inherited” my two boys and my two dogs […]
[Osburn On Tap] Make Your Own Michelada
Since I just returned from a trip to the southwest, I figured that now was the perfect time to write an article about the Mexican drink michelada. This drink consists of a beer base, something like sol or pacifico or […]
The Father Life Goes to Bat with State Farm
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to take a trip to Phoenix, Arizona to take part in State Farm Goes To Bat. It was an amazing once in a lifetime trip. I met many great people, had an […]
GO FISHIN’! Part 1: Teach a Kid to Fish!
There aren’t many things that will get me to voluntarily leave the dadcave, but fishing is one of them. Not because I think it’s a sport; I don’t. I mean, how could it be a sport? I fish for bluegill […]
[REVIEW] Products from Little Toader
For the past few months I have been able to learn more than I ever thought I could learn about being a dad. Changing diapers, preparing formula, shopping for girl’s clothes, etc. Over that time there have been a few […]
The Tin Box
The man called from the funeral home, saying that I could come pick up my father’s death certificate and, by the way, because his remains were being buried in the National Cemetery (because of Dad’s service during World War II), […]
Romance for four-year-old classmates offers both cute and awkward moments Bubba has a “girlfriend.” My four-year-old son has fallen for an adorable gal with curly hair and a toothless smile. Her name is Ava, and she likewise considers Bubba her […]