November 27th, 2013

Quickie: Mo’ Rap – #MovemberDads Rap “Thrift Shop” for Men’s Health

About a week ago a handful of the #MovemberDads and I contributed our mad rap skills to a video to  promote our Movember team: If you feel so inclined you can support us by donating a buck or two: DiaryDad: http;// #MovemberDads:

November 18th, 2013

#Movember Midway

We have reached the Midway point of Movember and I am really proud of the team I am on.  At this point we have raised almost $6000 for Men’s Health Research and Awareness.  That puts us in the top 200 #Movember Teams in the U.S.  However, my hairy lipped brothers and I want to do [Read More…]

October 24th, 2013

Why I Mo’ (Movember 2013)

As part of our #Movember campaign this year I asked for stories from the Dad Bloggers Movember team about why we Mo’.  I can’t very well ask for them without being willing to share my own.  I like to call it “The Value of One More”. When I first became acquainted with Movember I did [Read More…]

October 16th, 2013

Quickie: Cheering from the Sidelines

I spend a good deal of time cheering my children on from the sidelines of the various sports they play. Often times that cheering is me shouting from the sideline things like: “Take the shot!” “Block that kick!” “Wait for your pitch!” “Run, Run, Run!” It is an attempt on my part to encourage them [Read More…]

October 2nd, 2013

Dadventure: Exploring the Field Museum

Chicago has some world-class museums and attractions!  I feel very fortunate to be able to take my kids on Dadventures to places where such rich learning can be done.  We have expanded our minds at the Museum of Science and Industry. we’ve sketched in the Art Institute of Chicago, and we’ve been etymologists in the [Read More…]

September 25th, 2013

At The Old Ball Game

I look forward every spring to the start of baseball season. Excited for the first time I hear the crack of the bat, the first roar of the crowd, and the first 7th inning stretch where the crowd sings “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”. The same way I savor these experiences at the [Read More…]

September 11th, 2013

What a little more love and compassion might bring…

12 years ago we witnessed a devastating example of what hated and anger can create.  In the following years I fear we have seen more of the same.  We have seen war, we have seen violence, we have seen hate crimes, we have seen racism, but what seems hard to find are great examples of [Read More…]