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The power of puppies

Me: “Jon. Punkin just proves that we need a really small dog.” Jon: “NO NO NO NO NO NO.” Me: “But—” Jon: “NO NO NO NO NO NO.” Me: “But she—” Jon: “NOOOOOOOOO.” Me: “Just hold her. HOLD HER.” Jon: “….. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!”

Esteemed colleagues

Last night at the King’s English holiday party I got to meet many, many wonderful people including Sister Dottie S. Dixon (on the left) and Pat Bagley (on the right), they who revised and updated and illustrated The Mormon Kama Sutra: “An Instant LDS classic when it first came on to the scene in the [...]

Quick reminder

For the Salt Lake City locals or anyone in town tomorrow night, Thursday, December 3, I’ll be joining several other local authors at the King’s English Bookshop for their annual Holiday Celebration. Stop by and say hi or SUCK IT or MY LORD YOUR CHIN IS HUGE. I’ll be there signing books and mingling from [...]


Leta: “Mom, my friend at school said that Christmas trees die.” Me: “Well, some do. When you pull a plant or a tree out of the ground it will eventually die.” Leta: “Is our tree going to die?” Me: “No, we have an artificial tree.” Leta: “A what?” Me: “Artificial. It means our tree is [...]


We have a very special guest today here in the Daily Chuck section of this website. Everyone, meet Punkin, my hair stylist’s dog who is vacationing in our home for a few hours today, and maybe tomorrow, and maybe forever if I decide to kidnap her! HA HA! I think she’s a poodle, maybe a [...]

Only thing missing is a side of waffle fries

So. Today is a bit of an exciting day around here because Microsoft has given me five Xbox consoles to give away to my readers, just in time for the holidays. And I’ll just go ahead and get the disclosure part of this out of the way: this is a sponsored giveaway. I do not [...]

December 2009

Holiday for Him

I’m going to begin my series of gift guides with suggestions for women (or men) who live with/are married to/would like the right to be able to marry a very geeky gadget addict who leaves a trail of cables wherever he goes. Kind of like Hansel and Gretel in the sense that he’s so absentminded [...]

The big brother

We’ve been so surprised by Chuck’s reaction to Marlo, one so gentle and attentive that one time when I put her down for her morning nap I didn’t realize he had followed me into her room to make sure everything was okay. And when I shut the door I accidentally shut him in there with [...]

Most thankful

For my beautiful family, our health, our safety, the love we all have for each other. Best wishes to you and yours!