IT’S HIS B-DAY TIME AGAIN!

years ago today my boy was born buck naked into the world all smushy faced and pale. Now he's round faced and brown-skinned just like dear old dad. He's still naked for some reason too. The kid is obsessed with streaking. He likes to stand around and chat the most when his booty out. We [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:04-04:00April 29th, 2010|THE DEV|4 Comments

KIDS AND THE BIBLE

I'll admit it: I haven't been to church in ages. It's been so long that I am pretty sure the last time I was in church only the Old Testament existed! I believe in God and I read the Bible on occasion, but overall I do not do much in organized religion. I have a [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:54:06-04:00March 28th, 2010|AAD ON BOOKS, LIFE, THE DEV|1 Comment

HAPPY SNOW DAY!

Sometimes the snow comes on the perfect day, and today was that day. I was off work and the schools were closed. The wife is off on Fridays already, not that I'm jealous. We chilled out (literally and figuratively) and just enjoyed the perfect snow day.

By |2017-10-19T10:54:12-04:00February 26th, 2010|RANDOM, THE DEV|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 |2017-10-19T10:54:35-04:00September 3rd, 2009|LIFE, THE DEV|8 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 |2017-10-19T10:54:56-04:00July 13th, 2009|DO YOU REMEMBER..., LIFE, PAST, THE DEV|2 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

BOXING!

I've been thinking about it for a few months now. Today I finally committed $53 to my latest mission?and purchased a pair of youth gloves, adult punching mitts, hand wraps, a jump rope, and a round timer. Yes my friends I am going to start training my son in the art of organized mano a [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:57:16-04:00August 2nd, 2008|Boxing, THE DEV|7 Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE DEV!

Five years ago today my boy barged into our lives and decided to stay. I am thrilled and blessed by his decision. I never really saw myself as a parent, but he was able to change that swiftly and decisively. At first glance, covered in goop and slime, I knew he was mine - the [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:58:00-04:00April 29th, 2008|SCHOOL DAZE, THE DEV, Uncategorized|12 Comments