Gregory Dickens

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  • A Lunchtime Catharsis

    Most of what I see in galleries is craft. Sometimes, if you're lucky, you run into art. That’s not a dismissal. I always hope for a jolt of rapport in each display. I don’t expect to see it all the time. It’s a rarity by its nature.
  • Wrestling With A Boy's First Sport

    A local group of wrestlers and coaches hold classes that accommodate four-year-olds. My wife volunteered to sign him up and take him. In fact, I think she only told me about it in case I had any objections.
  • What To Expect When You're Expecting Allergies

    So seven paragraphs later, I come to the real point of all this: We live in a marvelous area to eat around allergies.
  • A Boy's First Trip To The Movies

    Most kids shows are fine shows with fine messages. They are tolerable in small doses, but...
  • The 15 Things You Will Do When Traveling to Hawai'i

    Before we left, I Googled the state for a few hours, and we watched Lilo & Stitch. I felt confident I had a solid foundation for my journey after years of Elvis movies and those travel episodes of Brady Bunch and The Jeffersons.
  • A New Thor Ain't So New

    Some of the non-readers are going to freak right out over female Thor and black Cap (there’s also a new Iron Man coming).
  • The Secret To Getting Out of Jury Duty: Dress Snazzy, Leave Early

    I reported this Tuesday along with about 50 other folks in my county. Unlike everyone else, I wore a tie. I suspect this is why I was kicked off a jury.
  • Training Your Deputy. Or Maybe Bribing. Same Thing.

    We train The Deputy to help with chores or build skills by offering a toy. We’ve done this since he was a toddler. Potty training earned him a car from a Matchbox set.
  • The Shape of Things (Okay, Me)

    If, like me, you spent your entire winter and spring inside and stationary, you are, also like me, resembling a Shmoo.
  • Inaugural SC Comicon in Greenville

    On the weekend of May 17 and 18, I worked a table at the inaugural SC Comicon in Greenville, touted as “the first large-scale, family friendly comic book and gaming convention to the area.”