The Accountability Call Podcast #11

  After a summer hiatus, Jon and I are reunited, and it feels so good. We take a crack at explaining how we navigate the choppy waters of parenting when it comes to dealing with racism and privilege. Jon and I share some of our memorable summer moments, and how fortunate we feel to have …

6 Movies That Make Me Cry Now Thanks to My Stupid Kids

Becoming a dad is probably the closest most men will come to experiencing the hormonal effects of menopause. You see, I’ve always thought of myself as a caring, considerate, loving person unafraid to show his emotions. However, having kids made me realize that there was an invisible ceiling or governor on my emotions. When my …

Lazy Affirmations

I don’t know about you, but I have enjoyed the hell out of the lazy days of Summer. My wife and I are both teachers, so not having work responsibilities is pure bliss. You would think that this might energize me and push me into a higher realm of productivity. Well, if lazing by the …

The Accountability Call Podcast #10

  For the second week in a row, Jon stumps me with his opening serenade. Who the hell are the Chainsmokers? And get off my lawn! Jon makes a good point about how having kids essentially makes you act like a kid for several years, or at least live in a kids’ world for several …

The Accountability Call Podcast-Friday Frolic

  My dear friend and former intern partner with the DBacks, Brian Snyder joins Jon and I for a quick Friday Frolic. Brian is none too happy with the “hospitality” provided by Jon and his family the last few days. However, per usual, some great stories will come from Brian being uncomfortable. Speaking of uncomfortable, …

The Accountability Call Podcast #9

  Jon starts things off by introducing me to an artist and a song that I’ve never heard. My son received a CD as a party gift from one of his friends. It’s a great, eclectic mix of 20 songs. My kids love this CD. Am I a jerk for being absolutely sick of this …

The Accountability Call Podcast #8

  Jon and I recap some of the more challenging aspects of our Spartan Super race, but not before a little music to start things off: One of the toughest obstacles for us on Saturday was the bucket carry. We had to fill up a bucket with rocks, and carry it up and down a …

Special Sunday Fun Day Podcast

  We survived! As Barry Manilow sang: Jon and I completed the Spartan Super race in Monterey yesterday, and we talk about it in this special edition of the Accountability Call Podcast. We ran/walked/hiked 8.5 miles and completed 28 obstacles (or did 30 burpees for the few obstacles we didn’t complete). It was a great …

The Accountability Call Podcast #7

  Episode number seven of The Accountability Call Podcast starts with a reminder of the greatness of Northern California’s own, Chris Isaak. This was the video that put the Stockton-native on to the map: Although, for my money, in a career filled with great songs, this one takes the cake (is that Robin Yount on …

The Accountability Call Podcast #6

  Jon and I are back for the sixth week of publicly holding each other accountable. The pressure is mounting! Thankfully, we have each other, and more importantly, we have each others’ smooth voices singing: And this CLASSIC from Five Man Electrical Band: As I told Jon, I’ve always had this dream/fantasy of bringing a …