Hello, friends! Becky Spratford at RA for All was kind enough to let me share my thoughts on my new favorite television show, my favorite writer, and my favorite genre of books. Without further ado, I give you the link to “Finding Happiness in the Upside Down: Stranger Things, Stephen King, and Horror.” Have a […]Read more "STRANGER THINGS, Stephen King, and Horror"
Just two lines. Short, simple. But they mean so much. Confession time: One of my recurring faults as a younger man was my tendency to tie up far too much of my self-worth (as in all of it) in how the girls/women I liked treated me. If a girl I was dating acted into me, […]Read more "Third Eye Blind’s “Motorcycle Drive By”"
One of my older daughter’s nicknames is Sparkle, so we’ll go with that for now. A quick story about her… When Sparkle was a wee baby, we brought her home from the hospital (after only a brief debate). I was prepared for the worst. See, my first child (my son) was Mr. High Energy and allowed […]Read more "For My Daughter on Her Seventh Birthday: The Grub on My Chest"
Life in the trenches. That’s what it feels like sometimes with small children. Being a parent is the most amazing experience of my life, but to do it well takes more energy, patience, and time than I ever would’ve imagined. This isn’t a complaint—it’s simply a preamble about my fellow foot soldier, my wife of ten years (this […]Read more "For My Wife on Mother’s Day 2014"
When I first heard about Kindle Worlds, I have to admit that I didn’t see myself participating in the program. Sure, it sounded interesting, but the control freak in me recoiled at the idea of using someone else’s creation to fashion my own narrative. Until I started thinking about Bloodshot. He’s an anti-hero, a loner, […]Read more "Bloodshot: A Violent Love Letter"
Okay, Pal. Here’s the deal. In exchange for the items listed below, I promise not to tell Mommy the following three things, okay? 1. That we pee in the yard every chance we get. We usually keep the micturation to the back corners where no one can see us, but everybody likes a little variety, […]Read more "To My Son on His Eighth Birthday: The Exchange"
I have a problem. Actually, I have a lot of problems. Everybody does. Some don’t admit it, but the truth of the matter is we all have our struggles and flaws. One of my many flaws is the tendency to mourn the passage of time. I do this far too much with my children. Essentially, […]Read more "A Thought about My Daughter’s Birthday Tomorrow"