Writings by Cole Huffman


Category: Humor

How Can You Compete With Horses?

As I don’t believe in karma, I categorize the vacation mishap as more or less a misadventure. It can happen to anyone taking an active family vacation, venturing out into “things dangerous to come to,” as a spin on the old Life magazine motto has it. Vacation is a time to go to a place we don’t normally go and there do things we don’t normally do.   A friend was telling me about a vacation of his involving hang-gliding. Some things are too... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Jul 15
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Face Time

One of my favorite Joseph Epstein essays is called “Narcissus Leaves the Pool.” “Emerging from the shower, I stand naked in front of my bathroom mirror. This, let the truth be told, is not an altogether enrapturing sight. (Had he grown well into middle age, Narcissus himself would surely have spent a lot less time gazing into the pool.) Contemplating myself, I feel a brief wave of pity for my wife who, night after night, has to sleep next to this body; I, more fortunate soul,... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Sep 5
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Evangelicalville: An Inside the Loop Satire

Rachel was weeping for one of her children. She refused to be comforted, for he was a citizen of Evangelicalville no more. Dave sat beside her on the couch remembering what he’d learned from the men’s conference about Level 4 Communication—or did he learn it from Hootie and the Blowfish’s Cracked Rear View album? Let her cry. What godly men do “when your wife gets upset like that” is try not to fix it. Did she really hear their sixteen-year-old son say “I feel like I’m... Read More
Posted by Cole Huffman at Aug 27
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