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…]

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…]

September 17th, 2015

You Can’t Do Your Kid’s Push-Ups

I want to tread into the realm of teaching kids to be strong. I am a father of two young boys who I want to grow up to be strong men. I want my boys to be emotionally, mentally, and physically strong. It is difficult to teach this however. Math, science, language, and history — [Read More…]

August 3rd, 2015

Bakersfield is the Capital of California, and Other Facts I Made Up

I have been wrong before, that is going to come as a bit of a shock to many people I know.  Not the fact that I have been wrong, but rather the fact that I am admitting it. I like being right. I like knowing more about any given subject than other people do. I [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…]