The Last (and First) Ride of the Blue Lemon

13 years ago today I married Tenor Mom on the best day of my life. 13 years ago tomorrow we left for our honeymoon, a Caribbean cruise that remains one of the best trips I have ever taken. And 13 years ago next week we returned from the cruise, ready to drive home from Vermont […]

When Your Plans Are Interrupted, You Make New Plans

I never check the news when I am travelling. My normal routine is disrupted, I am busy doing exciting things, and so I often will come home to find out that there has been some sort of major event, natural disaster, celebrity death, or presidential election while I was away for the week and I […]

How to Remove Security Tags From Clothing

It was the night before her birthday. She was finally in bed asleep (i.e. reading), and that meant it was time to wrap the presents. Turning 9 doesn’t happen every day, so there were some good gifts stashed away in our secret gift location. When I got to the end of the pile, I came […]

The Consequences of Booby Trapping Your Hotel Room

It was not my intention to set traps for myself as I got ready to sleep in my Kansas hotel room. I was just tired, and everything seemed so far away from my bed.  I was lying there, finishing up some writing, when I decided to complete the process of going to sleep, which my […]

How We Rescued My Wife From the Bathroom

“Daddy! Mommy’s stuck in the bathroom!” “No, no,” I chuckled, “I think maybe Mommy wants to be stuck in the bathroom. If she’s not coming out, why don’t we give her some space.” Ah, children, I thought to myself, someday they will understand why we adults get “stuck” in the bathroom sometimes. Mommy probably just needs some alone time. “No […]

6 Cars

When that guy slammed into the side of our car in a desperate effort to get to Texas Roadhouse for some steaks, it set off a terrible chain of events that has only now been resolved, nearly two months later. You see, the guy was not insured. Luckily, Geico came to our rescue. Even though they […]

My Real Name, and the Problems It Has Caused Me

Hello. My name is Adam Hall, and I am Tenor Dad. Phew. That is a load off! When I started writing this blog, it was mostly for my friends and family, but still I referred to myself as “Tenor Dad,” mostly because I thought it was funny to do so. Then, as my audience expanded […]

If You’re Not Scared, It’s Not an Adventure

Last weekend I was walking in the middle of a frozen lake with ice audibly cracking under my gigantic body. I survived. A few weeks before that I was hit by a car. I survived that as well. I plunged down an icy cliff onto somebody’s second story deck with my son on my lap. […]

The Donahue Sea Caves (and how we fell into them)

Before we get started, I have to make a disclaimer. The name “Donahue Sea Caves” is very misleading. There is only one of them. I did not name it, so it is not my fault, but I didn’t want you to get mad later, like I did when I arrived, when you discover that the plural […]