It is what it is.

HOLIDAY HESITATION

Usually around this time of the year I am excited about rolling into the fun of the fall, and the awesomeness of the Holiday Season in NYC. We already purchased Dev's Halloween costume, and we're trying to decide on which orchard we will be picking apples and pumpkins at this year. Fall really is [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:30-04:00September 26th, 2009|LIFE, NEWS - GOOD/BAD/UGLY, THE HOLIDAYS|2 Comments

THE LITTLE THINGS REALLY MATTER

This past weekend my wife was sick with some kind of 24 hour bug. I was glad to see her resting for a change, but not under the circumstances. I purchased the soup and juice needed to combat any sickness and plowed her with acetaminophen to keep the fever down. I am also a self [...]

By |2020-02-04T11:53:52-05:00September 3rd, 2009|LIFE, THE DEV|8 Comments

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY

I know we are all busy. For some reason people in this country (at least those of us in the Northeast) think that every minute of every day should be filled with stuff. If we have a minute we start to wonder why we didn't book it, then to make sure that it's covered we [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:42-04:00August 13th, 2009|FUTURE, LIFE, RANDOM|4 Comments

SUMMER CAMP BLUES

I never went to summer camp. Not an away camp, church camp, YMCA, neighborhood camp... nothing. When I was my son's age I lived in Key West, had two older brothers, and my mother was a full-time mom. Summers were the stuff of classic movies - carefree and exciting. We had crushes on the girl [...]

By |2020-02-04T11:16:27-05:00July 13th, 2009|DO YOU REMEMBER..., LIFE, PAST, THE DEV|2 Comments

HOW WILL YOU BE REMEMBERED?

Countless people have said "live each day as if it were your last" and "live life to the fullest." These sayings have a good deal of merit and are powerful in their own ways. They are inspiring words that make you not want to let life pass you by (another saying). For some words like [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:57-04:00July 11th, 2009|LIFE|1 Comment

MJ

We sang along. We danced for hours, years. We celebrated. We competed. We tried to frighten one another. We moon walked, badly. We made love. We connected. We laughed. We pumped our fists. We nodded our heads. We fantasized. We smiled. We listened, loudly. We two-stepped. We grew up. We played with friends. We started [...]

By |2009-06-25T20:29:46-04:00June 25th, 2009|DO YOU REMEMBER..., LIFE|6 Comments

REAL MEN BRO-HUG

I work at a school that currently only has kindergarten and first grade students. Little people love to hug so trust me when I tell you kids are hugging each other and staff all day long. I try to avoid this love fest for a myriad of reasons, but mostly because I know how suspect [...]

By |2009-06-08T19:48:35-04:00June 8th, 2009|CONVERSATIONS WITH MY DEV, LIFE, SCHOOL DAZE|3 Comments

GO SON, IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY!

years ago today my son debuted on planet earth (at the time he did sort of seem alien to me). And he's been the most important noun in my life ever since. He challenges me to step up my game and be a better human being. Over the years his existence made me shift my [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:55:27-04:00April 29th, 2009|LIFE, THE DEV, Uncategorized|4 Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY… TO ME!

I made it. It's 12:00 midnight in my part of the world and I have not turned into a pumpkin. Today I make history - it is the first official time that I will turn 30. I plan on turning 30 every year for the next ten years, so the first one seems significant. I [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:56:04-04:00February 25th, 2009|AAD ON MOTHERS, FUTURE, LIFE, PAST|14 Comments

VEGETARIAN or FLEXITARIAN

As you all know by now my 30th b-day is coming up. As a result I've been trying to make a move toward a healthier lifestyle. Part of it is that I just want to be sexy (ok sexier), but a big part of it is that I want to live a quality life in [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:56:08-04:00February 15th, 2009|FOOD, LIFE, RANDOM|7 Comments