Author Archives: Kip Hanson

Training Wheels

February 3, 2010

I walk down the aisle, holding the hand of this stranger next to me.

Once I held her in my arms, a tiny miracle with dark eyes and perfect face and a smile that hurt me just to see it, knowing life could so easily take it from me.

As the years passed, she grew, in joy and wonder and love, and I was her hero, her teacher, her protector, enemy, adviser, friend.

I kept her warm when she was sick, gave her comfort when she grew scared, and tried to keep the world away, to always keep her safe.

Today, I look at this woman and think about training wheels and bedtime stories, birthday parties and brave school recitals, tears and smiles and laughter.

I will miss you, my little girl, even as I place your hand into his, and kiss you goodbye.


Originally published at Six Sentences, but it’s gone now. You can order the book at

To Do List

January 28, 2010

Clean out desk at work, hand in resignation letter, bring good suit to dry cleaner.

Wash dog and bring to kennel, drop cat at Mrs. Johnson’s, water plants, feed fish.

Balance checkbook, make house payment, suspend utilities.

Bring flowers to Dad’s grave, stop on way home to fill gas tank, buy new garden hose and roll of duct tape at hardware store.

Write letter to Mom, change insurance beneficiary from ex-wife to sister, update will and mail to Frank.

Unplug garage door opener, block service door with toolbox, insert hose in exhaust pipe, place other end in rear window, seal with duct tape, start the car and get in – half an hour should do it.


Originally published at

Think About It

January 8, 2010

Hey you guys, think about it.

All these social-networking sites – Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Orkut, Qzone, Classmates, Twitter – are all part of an alien conspiracy.

They will round us up, group us by social-networking site, and perform social experiments on us.

We must stop it, before it’s too late.

No, I am not paranoid.

Oh crap, there’s something knocking at the door.


My first Six


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