Rick Ryckeley

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Forever Christmas Trees

Reaching a certain age in life, you start to rethink some of the traditional things you’ve done just for tradition’s sake. The Wife and I...

Grandma’s Cornbread Skillet

With just a few hours left before Thanksgiving, there’s still time to prepare. Now, I’m not talking about buying the ingredients for that special green...

Tattered, Brown Backpack

A long, long time ago at a fire department not so far away, a firefighter sat on the living room carpet playing with Barbies opposite...

Called to the Principal’s Office

It wasn’t the phone ringing that stopped my packing up of Halloween decorations around our house. It was the caller ID on the phone screen....

Welcome to Candytopia

We’ve waited for an entire year (by “we” I mean me), and I’m happy to officially announce that Candytopia has finally arrived! Never heard of...

A Holiday Rescue

For the last year it had been her house, and if asked, she would say it would be hers for another twenty or more. That...

When is Halloween?

For those seven magical years growing up at 110 Flamingo Street, life was so much simpler than it is today. Sure, some may say it...

Mister Scary

Usually, the ever-growing family of spider crickets in our basement are happy just hopping around in the dark making more spider crickets, but not during...

Dad’s Breakfast

Memories of those seven magical years we spent growing up at 110 Flamingo Street can break through the fog of time in my mind at...

Fight or Flight

This time he was mad, really mad, and for good reason. I’d finally gotten him back for all those years of being a bully to...