Monthly Archives: March 2015

Finding My Family Down By Chantry Flat

On a Sunday afternoon I went finding my family down by Chantry Flat No phones, no games, no schedule.. just us, and a canyon trail We hiked through the woods and took our time along the way Snapping pictures on … Continue reading

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The Brotherhood Of The Traveling Sweatpants

It was long before my kids Alicia and Andreya. It was long before I had a house, or a college degree, or a big paycheck from my first professional job. Long before all of these things there were only two … Continue reading

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How My Wife & Kids Use Mind Control On Me

The morning started with the “doe eyes”… the “puppy dog” eyes… the “dadddyyyyyyy” eyes. My daughter gave me the look, the irresistible look, the unavoidable look, the “I’ve got you wrapped around my finger look”. She wanted new shoes. And … Continue reading

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Starbucks, Race, And The Stares On The Playground

Starbucks wants to talk race relations in this country. Well I don’t necessarily want to hash it out with my barista over a cup of coffee but no doubt my family is part of the melting pot. I am white. … Continue reading

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Did I Just Have A Heart Attack?

I am writing this from my observation room in urgent care where I am currently hooked up to an IV and an EKG after undergoing blood work and X-rays on my chest. Not exactly what I expected to be doing … Continue reading

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Holy Crap, You’re Ten

Holy crap you’re ten Where did the time go Double digits are here As you continue to grow A baby to a little girl Now a girl on her way I don’t know when it happened It seems like yesterday … Continue reading

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Building The Perfectly Imperfect Family

It was Saturday morning and the kids had piled into the bed right on top of their mom and me.. you know that one cheek on one cheek off thing parents have to do to squish in… I grabbed my … Continue reading

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