Hey, Where Did the Summer Go?

I'm not the biggest fan of the summer. I don't like being covered in sweat when I get to work. I don't like being devoured by evil hungry mosquitoes. And I despise flying beetles sneaking into my home getting caught in my ceiling fan's down draft and landing in my sleeping face. I also don't [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:52:05-04:00September 4th, 2011|LIFE, SCHOOL DAZE, THE HOLIDAYS|1 Comment

The Second Grade is Done, Son!

Dev has recently become my biggest fan asking me why I haven't posted anything recently, giving me ideas on what to write about, and basically telling me that I am not popular enough and I need to take this thing to another level. I working on that, which is why I am not as prolific [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:52:22-04:00June 28th, 2011|PAST, SCHOOL DAZE|2 Comments

SUMMER’S END

The summer came to it's unofficial close a couple of weeks ago and will be officially in the record books when fall begins on September 23rd. This year was the first year Dev went to a real camp and he had a ball from day one. It was a relief in the sense that we [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:53:41-04:00September 19th, 2010|FOOD, LIFE, SCHOOL DAZE, THE HOLIDAYS|1 Comment

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

HERE COMES SANTA ME… UPDATED!

I'm still enjoying the holiday season despite the recession?that we've been in for the last year and I hope that others are too.?I don't think you need to buy stuff to enjoy the season. Sometimes you just need to do stuff.?Stuff that takes you out of your comfort zone, like I did.? On Thursday I [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:56:32-04:00December 14th, 2008|LIFE, SCHOOL DAZE, THE HOLIDAYS|5 Comments

HOLIDAY OBLIGATIONS 2008

It's almost that time of year again: the holiday season. Since the boy was born the holidays have?taken on new meaning. We now have the joy of looking at the season through the eyes of a child and that reminds of of why we like cold-as-heck November and December in the first place. What's more, [...]

By |2008-10-20T19:52:59-04:00October 20th, 2008|AAD ON BOOKS, AAD ON MOTHERS, SCHOOL DAZE|7 Comments

A MONTH IN AND…

Things are still good in kindergarten. Great actually. The Dev is loving every minute of his new school and honestly I can't blame him. The kids?seem to have the best time in that place. (I write that last sentence?as a jealous nine-to-five worker with four hour daily commute.) I asked him the other day what [...]

By |2008-10-04T23:11:46-04:00October 4th, 2008|LIFE, SCHOOL DAZE|9 Comments

KINDERGARTEN IS THE SHIZZLE!

Yesterday my new job, which is a charter school, welcomed its first kindergarten and first grade classes. The first graders seemed like old pros for the most part and were ready to go (again, for the most part). The kindergartners were a little more apprehensive, but no less enthusiastic. These kids are the kind of [...]

By |2008-08-29T20:46:06-04:00August 29th, 2008|LIFE, POLITICS, SCHOOL DAZE|4 Comments

A NEW GIG

In my last post I mentioned a bit of a life change on the horizon. But I suppose transition is a more accurate word for it. Today was my last day of work?after over four years at one of the best non-profit organizations in NYC, and perhaps the country. I didn't go into leaving?said?company lightly [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:57:29-04:00July 10th, 2008|LIFE, SCHOOL DAZE|21 Comments

JUST ANOTHER DEV AT THE OFFICE

Earlier this week the wife and I took our little dude to orientation at the school he'll be attending this fall. Actually, it wasn't as much an orientation as it was a play date for kids?who didn't know each other. What the schoool did was place about five new kids, Dev included, into a class [...]

By |2008-06-06T21:31:15-04:00June 6th, 2008|LIFE, SCHOOL DAZE, Uncategorized|8 Comments