• My dad holding my son in 1998. One of my favorite pictures ever.

    Charles J. McGee, 1930-2015

     • February 27, 2015 • 8 Comments

    (My dad died on February 5, 2015. I’ve been afraid to write this, but I need to.) Dear dad, I miss you. God, do I miss you. You were a super-sized presence in my life and it’s the strangest thing to realize that you’re not there anymore. I was thinking about something a couple...

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    My Life … in One Article

     • January 13, 2015 • 4 Comments


    “You’re not an introvert! You speak in public all the time and do just fine.” “You’re not an introvert! You used to be on TV. How could you be an introvert and put yourself on camera five nights a week?” “You’re not an introvert! I’ve seen you out at parties or with friends and...

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    One Week with Eyeglasses

     • December 16, 2014 • 0 Comments


    The last McGee has fallen. That was me a week ago today, my first full day wearing eyeglasses. (I actually picked them up last Monday the 8th.) My mom, dad, both sisters, wife and both kids all wear glasses … so I was the last McGee to need them. Like many heavy computer and...

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    Adventures in Text Message Trolling

     • December 8, 2014 • 0 Comments


    A strange text came in when Cari and I were in Hawaii a couple months ago. It didn’t have a name/contact attached, and I didn’t recognize the number. It was from the 509 area code, so I thought it might be someone local that I met at some Tri-Cities event. The message was saying...

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    The Horsetail Experiment is Over

     • October 17, 2014 • 0 Comments


    You think I was kidding when I said I don’t have much of a green thumb? Get this: I can’t even grow weeds! It’s been almost three months since the horsetail reed experiment began on our front patio, and I’m pretty sure it’s time to throw the towel in. What happened? 1.) Wrong planter....

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    A Sense of Fear at Barnes & Noble

     • August 1, 2014 • 0 Comments


    It’s been almost six years since my book was released and it’s not in active printing any longer, as far as I know. The second version was published in 2011, but only in the UK. So it’s been a looooong time since I’ve seen it at any bookstore. And now, I’m at the point...

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