My son Peter is in class with a young woman named “Shea”

I mean her first name. I have commanded him to propose marriage immediately, assuring her that he doesn’t have any feelings for her and will not be making any demands on her time and energy (which will naturally put any woman at ease), but that it is simply wrong for her not to have the [Read More...]

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My heart swells with paternal pride

From Facebook: Sean Shea: Coelophysis it to say, Dinosaurs are awesome. Peter Shea: I won’t even triceratop that. Luke Shea: We’d better stop now, Ornitholestes puns get any worse. Peter Shea: You’re right. I’ll leave it to Utahraptor it up. Prehysterical. Iguanadonate to their Komedy Kollege Fund. [Read more...]

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So proud!

After our sojourn in Wenatchee we got a bunch of fruit over in the massive fruit basket that is Eastern Washington.  Jan took some to her sister’s house and left it on the porch since they weren’t home.  Attached was a note: “This is a drive-by fruiting.” How I love that woman. [Read more...]

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My Kids Are So Cool

From Facebook Cow Shea I was standing outside the library at school texting. I looked to my left to see a white-haired man of about 60 or 70 years, also texting. We were both wearing the same sandals, khaki shorts, and exact same blue shirt. We both laughed in the same way as we both [Read More...]

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My Son and Heir

“I’m going to publish my college transcripts and call it 50 Grades of Shea.” – Luke the Nordic Giant Words cannot express my sense of pride–and shame. [Read more...]

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How was Your 4th?

Ours was fantastic. I was a little concerned that this 4th would be a bit of a letdown, because for years the Fam has gathered down at my brother’s house for a huge bash which includes a full Jazz Band playing a two hour set on the lawn, swimming in the lake and eating copious [Read More...]

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My kids are awesome

Son Matthew writes on FB: “I’m training to become a freelance internet psychic. You think that sounds dumb.” His friend Hannah replies: “It’s like you’re reading my mind…” So Matthew answers: “That’ll be twelve bucks.” With a set up like that, how could I resist adding: “I knew you were going to charge twelve bucks. [Read More...]

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Luke the Nordic Giant writes…

A stunning turn of events in last year’s under-appreciated Hoquiam Dead Weasel/Marten Assault story: IT WAS ACTUALLY A MINK ALL ALONG! Also, the guy was acquitted. So if you plan on breaking into someone’s home and punching them in the face, make sure to bring a mink with you, I guess. As a chip off [Read More...]

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The Beloved Tasha, Mother of the Cuteness, writes

I feel compelled to make sure that you are up to date on this matter–because the robots are coming. You need to be ready. We of course started with the Big Dogs: But it got scarier from there, as the applications for use against us expanded: Soon, they would be able to watch us anywhere: [Read More...]

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