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Will The Real Ray Tolbert Please Stand Up

My name is Ray Tolbert, named after two men on my father’s side. The first, my great uncle Raymond, killed in France during WW2. The second, my uncle Raymond who … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Story of Lamen

I’m going to tell you a story. It’s the story of love, friendship and the humiliation that’s sometimes involved with both. It’s a story about a young half Japanese boy … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

[5RTO] why going to Target on Saturday night with your family isn’t sad…I said ISN’T!

For a couple of years now my wife and I have been going on dates to Target with the boys. Yes, that’s right. Target. On a date. With our boys. … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

N.O.K (Not Our Kid)

I’m going to set the scene for you. You and your significant other have just survived the ordeal of getting the kids loaded into the car, driven to your destination, … Continue reading

January 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Curious Case of (Ray) Benjamin’s Button

This morning on my morning commute into Rosslyn a weird thing happened. As the metro slowed to a halt at the Rosslyn stop, I stood up to leave, and the … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Our (Nearly) brilliant idea.

My wife and I had a brilliant idea. We thought, “wouldn’t it be great if we moved our youngest son into our oldest son’s room? Then they could sleep together.” AND … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Di$ney on Ice

Every four years my mom would take control of the TV and demand to watch figure skating during the Winter Olympics. For those couple of weeks, she used all the … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment