Chris Hutchins

Garbage in, garbage out

In my youth, I was a borderline nerd. I played sports and always had a tan, and I would never be caught dead with a pocket protector or high waters matched up with loafers or anything but I was a nerd.
Published: 11/14/15

Teens responsible for ‘chemical’ assault

My teenage son was getting ready to go to the Human Society’s Terror Trail with his buddy. It was a big deal since this would be the first year they would enjoy being dropped off without a parental escort. They were excited. I could hear them ...
Updated one month ago

School lockdown is no fun for parents

I could see anguish on her face as my wife exited the vehicle and hurried to my office. I didn’t know what it was, but I knew something was wrong. She was either very upset about something, in a lot of pain, or had just smelled something awful...
Updated one month ago

Baking moments into memories

None of us gets an entire life. There is no such thing. You hear people say, “They lived their whole life in Florida.” Or, “They spent a lifetime together.” The fact is, that’s not actually true, ever. No one ever g...
Updated: 2 months ago

The snowbirds are coming

It’s mid-September, and the heat of summer is beginning to abate as we move closer to autumn. The kids are back in their school routine, sunsets are coming earlier, nights are cooler and the snowbirds are on their way.
Updated: 2 months ago

When house cats play, dogs should watch

Anyone with a pet knows that they have their unique personalities. To the uninitiated non-pet owner, it’s hard to explain how we can make a special emotional connection with a non-human. We have one cat and one dog. They are both very strange ...
Updated: 3 months ago