Have You Got Your Ears On?
My wife picked out our freshly-five-year-old son’s birthday present, a pair of walkie-talkies. He was thrilled. “Oh, Mommy! It’s just E-zackly what I wanted. Thank you!” We were pleased, proud, and happy. What amazing parents we were. What gift selection. What a joyful home we had made. Everything, as the poets have said, was awesome. […]
My Wife Contra Mundum
My Beautiful Wife
Tell Them and Tell Them Again
A Note to The Parents of the Kids On My Soccer Team
Dear Parent, Hello! I’m your child’s new soccer coach for this season. I love soccer and have played for many years on a couple of different continents (ooh, impressive!), mostly many years ago. At present, the two best parts of my game are tripping over the ball and getting hurt. Sometimes, defying the critics, I […]
My Father In the Valley of the Shadow
My Dear, I love you. And I see you.
I Gave Up Giving Stuff Up For Lent
A Crooked Finger Pointing: My 1,000th Post
Moving the Turtle
My daughter knows I’m thinking about her because, every night, I move the turtle. Let me explain. One night our family watched a documentary about the life of a sea turtle. Afterwards, their little plastic toy turtle (named “Sparky”) became a focus of attention for us. We joked about his life and his journey and […]