Having kids means you’re going to have times when your sides split with laughter over an unintentional turn if phrase. Last week, my mother-in-law sent us a few Disney DVDs. Among them was “Lady And The Tramp”, and it came in handy when our dog died last Saturday. We all watched it as a family [...]
I really didn’t see it coming the day it hit me that Greg is starting to gain some independence. I expected it, even prayed for it, but still wasn’t ready when it came so suddenly. Last week, Greg walked himself to his kindergarten classroom. In our house, we have been counting down the days until [...]
We got confirmation of something we knew was very likely. Greg has the same hereditary problem I do: high cholesterol. It may seem strange that a 5-year-old has to worry about his cholesterol, but he does, and so do I.
It was 22 years ago today that my dad died of massive coronary. I didn’t get official word that he died until a couple of weeks later, though.
One of the things I always loved to do since I was a kid was to cook. My mother did it out of necessity, but my grandmother did it with passion. Some of my best memories with Nana are working alongside her in the kitchen.
Greg is at the age where everything that enters his mind comes out of his mouth. This is often very cute. He will say “the darndest things” all the time and I wish I had a recorder for almost all of them. But then there are times when you can see it coming that what [...]
The beach and I are not friends, but we tolerate each other. Let’s say we have and understanding. We just wrapped up a weekend in a very nice Wilmington hotel where we visited both Wrightsville and Kure beaches on North Carolina’s Cape Fear Coast. It was a mixed experience. We had lots of fun with [...]
During the ceremony, I had two roles. I had to switch between proud father and photographer.
It’s pretty safe to say that Saturday was one of the best days Greg and I had together in a long time. We always have fun, but this was a great day of father-son bonding that will be remembered for years. We went to the pool mid-morning and spent a few hours there. We played [...]
Having a 2-year-old son and being a teacher has been cause for recovering a lot of long-forgotten childhood memories. Most of them are the silly little things that I did which no one really needs to know. Those are the ones I smile about privately in the moment and make a mental note to dwell [...]