The Green Jacket Brigade

 Sometimes it’s great being associated with your big family. (Like when Kyla was Grinders star employee and people mistook me for her.) Sometimes it’s not as nice.   In honor of going to Squaw Valley in two weeks, here’s a little throwback to our skiing escapades of days gone by. Disclaimer** I wrote this three years ago, …

The Toilet Paper Club

“You should write a book on parenting,” numerous well-meaning people suggest to my parents. Daddy and Mother laugh. Raising eleven kids is no cake-walk, and it’s at moments like these I remember the Toilet Paper Club. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The family was peacefully settled down in the cozy living room, lamp-light casting soft shadows, and Daddy’s deep …