If I…

If I beat my son, then I should be prepared to for him to hate me when he's older. If I rob a bank, then I should be prepared to go to prison if I am caught. If I drop out of college, then I should be prepared to live life without a degree. If [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:59:56-04:00April 10th, 2007|THINGS I WISH MY DAD TOLD/TAUGHT ME|8 Comments

THE DEVIL MADE US DO IT!

The proverbial %&*# has hit the fan.  I got a call last week at my job from the Devil's school. He was losing his damn mind in the background as I talked to a supervisor, the cherry on top of a long day overseeeing the operations of a 200 staff early childhood department.  I don't know the details [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:59:58-04:00March 12th, 2007|THINGS I WISH MY DAD TOLD/TAUGHT ME|11 Comments

GET INVOLVED

My endorsement probably isn't worth much, but I think that what the people at Idealist are doing is commendable.  A real sense of community is something that I believe we lost long ago and it's worth trying to get back.  They are trying to do just that, and on a global scale.  Look into volunteer opportunities, [...]

By |2006-11-06T02:52:20-05:00November 6th, 2006|THINGS I WISH MY DAD TOLD/TAUGHT ME|2 Comments

CHILDREN AND CHARITY

My kid never ceases to amaze me.  He says the funniest stuff ("Daddy, I'm not going to like you today.  Today I'm going to only like mommy.").  He does funnny things like dancing "the robot."  The amazing part, however, is his willingness to give stuff away.  Sure, he'll never give away his Thomas the Tank Engine® crap, but he is still willing to part with items that belong to him.  [...]

By |2006-10-22T01:58:54-04:00October 22nd, 2006|THINGS I WISH MY DAD TOLD/TAUGHT ME|2 Comments

I DON’T KNOW JACK-O-LANTERNS

With Halloween only a couple of weeks away my wife and I are getting into the spirit.  Today we dragged our son to look at costumes, and yesterday we purchased several sacks of candy.  We decorated the house a bit and are hoping to stay festive until the big day.  I'll admit that my son has a passing interest [...]

By |2006-10-15T23:06:01-04:00October 15th, 2006|THINGS I WISH MY DAD TOLD/TAUGHT ME|1 Comment