Things

Giving Me an Earful

23 Jun 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

I first met my dog when he was just a pup. A runt at that. While the rest of his brothers and sisters ran all around the yard, only he followed me around with little legs and sad eyes. I took him home. It was much the same...

Oxbow the Flamingo

08 Mar 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

The words "Flamingo" and "Sacramento" usually don't show up in the same sentence. On that Sunday, however, my little boy and I got as close to a safari as we may ever come without leaving our fair city of Sacramento. When I caught wind that my...

Bobbing Seagull

17 Feb 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

;Maybe the little mermaid was wrong. Perhaps life on dry land is overrated in the end, despite all the whosits and whatsits galore. Just ask our friend the bobbing seagull here...

One Leaf Short of Lucky

19 Jan 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Things

My little girl is special. Of course, yours is too, because we parents are supposed to shout from the rooftops that our little ladies are one-of-a-kind. But honestly now—how many lucky little American girls have explored the quays of Dublin almost as soon as they could walk? Our family...

Days Gone By

01 Jan 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

That Saturday found our family pulling into the Russian River Vineyards—just one more minivan of a caravan full of friends exploring the Northern California coast. Nothing says "relaxation" like visiting a winery with little children, or at least that's the story I told myself as I...