November 1st, 2015

Abstinence-Focused Driver’s Education

“If cars were supposed to have more than one driver they’d have been made with more that one steering wheel.” What if we approached driver’s ed like we do sex-ed?  — The most important thing you can learn about driving is not to drive until you can afford to own your own car.  You really [Read More…]

August 24th, 2015

Quickie: I do understand

  My oldest and I are quite often caught in long drawn out conversations about science/math.  It is impressive how much he knows and understands, but problematic when he thinks he knows more than he does…  the other day in the car for example I got this little nugget when I made the observation that [Read More…]

June 19th, 2015

My Fatherhood: From last words to no excuses

“There is nothing keeping me here…”   Those were the words my father used to explain his decision to move with his new boyfriend halfway around the world. They were the centerpiece what was to be the last conversation we had, which took place in June 2012.  I have spent countless hours wrestling with those [Read More…]

June 10th, 2015

This book is a big deal to me

Back in 2003… When I had just learned that I was going to be a dad, I did something that came very natural to me.  I decided to learn about being a Dad.  It is my default mode for almost anything new that  I do.  When I engage this mode I generally head to a [Read More…]

May 15th, 2015

I am the Father of a Celiac Kid #TalkTellTest

You probably didn’t know that this month is Celiac Awareness month… just like some of you may be wondering “What the hell does celiac mean?”  A celiac is someone who has celiac disease.  In our little family of four we just happen to have a celiac.  That means as a family, we do things a [Read More…]

May 11th, 2015

Quickie: Wake Up

The other morning as I was waking my youngest up for the second or third time I may have had this conversation with him after mimicking a bugle playing Reveille: Me: Hey you know how much you love everything Army? 9 yo: mmmmph Me: Right now your sarge would be yelling at you… 9 yo: [Read More…]

May 6th, 2015

Quickie: See Store for Details

My kid may be a pop-culture genius… or at least a pretty good source of entertainment for me for years to come. Yesterday as part of his assignment on the Gettysburg Address he submitted this as part of his writing prompt:   Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent [Read More…]