December 4th, 2015

Money, Money, Money (Federal Reserve Museum Dadventure)

No one will ever say of me that I don’t love the city of Chicago! I love the many rich, rewarding experiences it holds for my family, from great food, great art, fun shows, and exciting sports, Chicago is one of my favorite places to be! A little while back the boys spent a day [Read More…]

March 16th, 2015

A Snowboarding #Dadventure

We finally got around to introducing our boys on the slopes.  Like many great adventures it was a happy little accident of sorts, but it has opened a new chapter of winter fun for our family. We live a few hours away from the Wisconsin Dells, where they have a ridiculous amount of indoor (and outdoor) [Read More…]

March 4th, 2015

Before there was Halo… There was Wumpus…

Every once in a while we get into a video game nostalgia at my house.  My boys have grown up in an age of the Nintendo Wii. So when I trot out something like an Atari emulator and hook it up to our TV it is like Back to the Future at our house.  This week [Read More…]

Do youhaiku?

October 17th, 2014

Do you Haiku?

This week we have been studying haiku at our house.  After my wife introduced it to the boys earlier in the week I thought it might be worthwhile to introduce the boys to a little history behind the origin of haiku. One of my favorite quotes is from the master samurai poet, Matsuo Bashō: “Do [Read More…]

August 26th, 2014

Skateboard Lesson

Accomplishing a goal takes bravery.  Sometimes it takes just a little, sometimes it takes all way can muster.  Not every goal is equal, for example… my goal to lose 30 lbs is probably a little more important (and valuable) than my goal to win the Superbowl as ‘Da Bears on Madden ’10.  Each goal we [Read More…]

April 16th, 2014

Be Honest Even When You F___ Up!

It is no small secret that I am a huge Billy Joel fan.  I have been listening to his music since I was a little kid so much so that sometimes it feels like he has written the soundtrack to my life. Last year I wrote about an incident in which he brought a fan [Read More…]

January 23rd, 2014

Anger Management

A few weeks ago I sat on my couch, with my boys, watching as the Chicago Bears let the NFC North Division Championship slip away.  At one point my youngest turned to me and said “Dad, you can swear if you want to…” I have been working on my swearing in front of the boys and [Read More…]