Paper Trained (2012)

Once upon a time I wrote for a newspaper. I wasn’t there very long, less than two years, but never in my life have I learned so much about writing. If the gig paid more than $18,000 a year, it just might have been my dream job. 

I’ve been giving my tenure as a newspaper man a lot of thought in recent days. So I decided to dig up a few of my old posts on the subject.

The one below is from June 24, 2012 and it’s always been one of my faves. Here’s hoping you agree!


Need a little advice, kids? Well have a seat.

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The Cray Cray Vaycay (The Final Chapter)

This is the third and final installment in my autobiographical Mount Airy Lodge saga. If you’re reading this before reading the first two parts, you’re doing it wrong.

Start here.

Then read this one. You’ll be glad you did!

And, without further ado, sit back and enjoy the exciting conclusion of The Cray Cray Vaycay!


A game of tennis. That, I decided, would take my mind off of the ratty, scuffed up, boring bathtubbed awfulness of Mount Airy Lodge.

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The Cray Cray Vaycay (Part 2)

Read part one here. Or, if you don’t wanna read it, here’s the recap:

Back when I was a kid, I was seduced by commercials for Mount Airy Lodge. Commercials like this one:

Somehow I convinced my family to spend the weekend there. This is my story. Continue reading “The Cray Cray Vaycay (Part 2)”