Happy 6th Birthday, Cam!

Every once-in-a-while, I like to send an email to my kids for them to see in the future. The Mrs. and I created gmail accounts for them when they were born, and we’ll hand them over when they’re ready to start using email. Today is the Boy’s sixth birthday. This is the email I sent …

I am sorry

To my African American brothers and sisters: I am sorry. I am sorry that you will never get to experience White Privilege like I have for my entire 40 years on this earth. I am sorry that you will never get to take White Privilege for granted like most of us do. I am sorry …

Mistakes: We learn from them…except the ones that kill us!

The Mrs. and I are big on telling The Boy and The Girl that mistakes are how we learn. Spilled water, broken vases, markers on the couch…these are all things we have to experience in order to truly learn from them. Yep, we learn from our mistakes…except if that mistake kills us! The Boy now …

When I was a kid…

I was sitting on my front porch with a nice cup of cold-brewed coffee this morning when a car came driving up the street. The driver threw something out the window onto my neighbor’s driveway. When it landed, it made a loud, familiar THWACK. The driver of this car was a “paperboy”! My first thought …

“Daddy, don’t go!”

I left a little piece of my heart at my daughter’s preschool today. The Girl is on day-four of her preschool experience. The first two drop-offs: not a tear was shed. Yesterday: tears. This morning: she may as well have told me I’m the most heartless S.O.B. on the planet! Man, it was hard. She …

Life Advice to a 17-Year Old

What sort of advice would you give to yourself at 17 years old? What sort of advice would you give to anyone who is 17 now? I came across this question from this really cool blogger named J. Money. Check out the post here. If you don’t have time to click on the link to …

Emails From the Past, For the Future…or Something Like That

When the Boy and Girl were born, the Mrs. and I created gmail email addresses for each of them. The plan is to let them just sit there until each kid is ready to start using email. I’ve been sending each of them occasional emails so that they can have snapshots in time. It’s impossible …

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

I’m a terrible liar. Well, I might actually be a good liar, but I can’t shake the guilt that follows lying. This “moral compass” of mine is the result of my parents, my Catholic upbringing, and this commercial. The Mrs. and I have already given the lecture to the Boy (5) and the Girl (2) …

My Son Can Ride a Bike! Does Anyone Know a Good Cardiologist?

My son learned to ride a bike recently. Actually, he rode it for the first time by himself the same day he “graduated” from Transitional Kindergarten (TK). Needless to say, that was a pretty big day for the Boy! Seeing him pedal on his own for the first time without having to put his feet …