November 3rd, 2016

Hey Pop, We Went All The Way!

There aren’t many things that connect people like rooting for a sports team does.  It is amazing how for a few precious moments during a crucial game that politics, race, stereotypes, and whathaveyou don’t matter, you can unite for your team and cheer, smile, laugh, and cry.  For 30+ years that’s what I got to [Read More…]

October 25th, 2016

5 Fatherhood Lessons from the Lovable Losers

I turned 40 this year, and if I can cap it off with any one thing it would be the Cubs winning the World Series.  For the first time in 71 years Cubs fan can root for their team in that very series.  It is a very exciting time for me… and with any luck my [Read More…]

February 11th, 2016

Why are you teaching your kids about God… You are an Atheist?!?

I’m teaching my kids about God in their Sunday school class, funny thing is… I’m an atheist. Most Sundays for the past 2 years you would find me in the a place that should be the last place you would look for me, in a church.  Recently, more than just in a church, as a matter of fact [Read More…]

January 15th, 2016

Pre-teens Parsing Politics

My kids get their fill of politics through me.  I try to be very guarded with them about my specific political leanings, so that as we have big events like the State of the Union address, or debates, etc we can discuss what they heard without them feeling like they have to pander to me. [Read More…]

Lego Santa Claus

December 20th, 2015

Cracking the Case: Santa Claus

At my house we are preparing to break the spell over one of the first deceptions we perpetrated on our children.  That is correct, we are bracing to break the news about Santa Claus.  It is a moment that I feel a little apprehension about. That moment when one or both of my kids ask [Read More…]

November 15th, 2015

7 Life Lessons Kids Can Learn from Football

I have learned some life lessons by watching football. — I love football. Fall can never get here fast enough for me. As a father, I am sharing my love of the game with my kids. Watching football together is becoming a tradition with my boys. And even as it is a great pass-time and [Read More…]

A little more conversation

November 10th, 2015

But Dad I Have Something to Say!

I blew it with my kids the one night a little over a year ago… The worst part about it is that I didn’t realize it until after I had started to get mad at them for a situation that I have helped create… hindsight can be a bitch… My kids have noticed that when my [Read More…]