Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  Opinion  >  Brett Buckner  -  Page 4
Latest

Parents can get something out of punishment

By   /  March 12, 2012  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Brett Buckner

Tweet     It’s the best punishment ever … and gives me an actual recourse when reaching “Three.” See, I thought counting was like an evil spell that put kids under a grown-up’s control. Turns out that trick, like every other aspect of parenting, wasn’t nearly as easy as it sounded. Trouble was, I didn’t [...]

Read More →
Latest

Cute trumps all!

By   /  March 5, 2012  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Brett Buckner

Tweet     It’s a good thing Jellybean is cute. Take for example our recent pilgrimage to the bookstore. My Lovely Wife was going to be working late and the thought of having to watch Grease for the 22nd day straight made my eyes bleed, so I steered the family SUV toward jellybean’s daycare away [...]

Read More →
Latest

Basking in the awesome

By   /  February 27, 2012  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Brett Buckner

Tweet     I couldn’t take my eyes off the beautiful woman sitting in the booth across from me. The way she laughed, the way she smiled, the way she leapt into the conversation – all with sincerity and ease despite being surrounded by other women who could have turned catty and mean in an [...]

Read More →
Latest

The end is nigh

By   /  February 20, 2012  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Brett Buckner

Tweet   The Diva is dating. The apocalypse countdown has officially begun – so much for the Mayans and their blasted calendar, turns out it was a scruffy skateboarder with a 2006 Nissan Maxima that’ll be ushering in the End Times. And we’re talking about officially dating here – as in, “to go fourth and [...]

Read More →
Latest

Parenting is all about compromises

By   /  February 13, 2012  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Brett Buckner

Tweet     Nothing ruins the morning quiet like a bleary-eyed argument. Jellybean doesn’t ease into her day – much like her old man – rather she wakes up with her mental faculties firing on all cylinders, placing her in a distinct advantage when it comes to convincing me of something that I know is [...]

Read More →
Latest

Guess there are worse things than being called lame

By   /  February 6, 2012  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Brett Buckner

Tweet Brett Buckner is an award-winning freelance newspaper/magazine writer who was raised in Albany.     Soon as we were able to stop giggling long enough to speak, My Lovely Wife and I applauded each other for having been given the best compliment parents can hope to receive. No, it wasn’t anything along the lines [...]

Read More →
Latest

Raising teenagers means taking nothing personally

By   /  February 1, 2012  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Brett Buckner

Tweet Brett Buckner is an award-winning freelance newspaper/magazine writer who was raised in Albany.     I’ll admit to being wounded. Though I’ll never be confused as being overly sensitive in the weepy-power-ballad sort of way, I do have feelings, and they can be easily hurt. Despite what most teenagers think, parents are people too. [...]

Read More →
Latest

Humiliation is every parent’s right

By   /  January 23, 2012  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Brett Buckner

Tweet Brett Buckner is an award-winning freelance newspaper/magazine writer who was raised in Albany.       Parents need to gather blackmail material on their kids as soon as possible. Thankfully, with the proliferation of digital cameras and affordable hand-held video recorders, trigger happy Moms and Dads can build up a stockpile of humiliating material [...]

Read More →
Latest

Sometimes turning a deaf ear is the only means to a parent’s survival

By   /  January 16, 2012  /  Brett Buckner  /  Comments Off

Brett Buckner

Tweet Brett Buckner is an award-winning freelance newspaper/magazine writer who was raised in Albany.     Now I know why parents ignore their children. Back when I was a loathsome knuckle-dragger with little interest in procreation, I’d point, rant and rave about parents whose children appeared starved for attention. My buddies and I would be [...]

Read More →
Latest

For parents, lying is often a necessary evil

By   /  January 6, 2012  /  Brett Buckner, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Brett Buckner

Tweet Brett Buckner is an award-winning freelance newspaper/magazine writer who was raised in Albany. Sometimes, parents have to lie. All parents want is for our children to succeed where we failed. Doing that means steering them away from all the dreadful mistakes we made growing up … even if those “mistakes” didn’t turn out all [...]

Read More →
SEO Powered by Platinum SEO from Techblissonline