Have A Drink With Me

Have a drink with me And tell me who you really are Tell me things You haven’t thought about Or considered And you may have even tried to block out Have a drink with me, and; Please reconsider And share with me some of your fondest memories So that; Maybe, just maybe, you would agree…

Back To School: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year?

When I was a kid, this was my least favorite time of the year. Drug stores started stocking “Back To School” supplies and Staples had that infamous TV commercial, which played the song “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”. A man, who I assumed was the father, is riding on the back of…

Losing My Religion 

When I was a kid I heard about god mostly from my grandparents. My grandma would enthusiastically open the blinds and say good morning to the sun and thank god for another day on earth. It never really occurred to me what her actions actually meant until I was much older. I just thought it…

Where Was My Dad On Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day was this past weekend and I had a great day with my mom and my kids. We went over to her house to hang out with her while my wife did some shopping. For once, my wife wasn’t draped in toddlers and negotiating with our two year to get back into a shopping…

Hot Summer Sunday Afternoons

Photo by: Dedda:Wikipedia Commons One of my fondest childhood memories is of going to my great grandmother’s house on a hot Sunday afternoon. I can imagine the sound of my mom’s keys clanking against each other as she took them out of her bag. I remember the loud noise the 1000 pound wrought iron gate made…

My Dad’s Not Perfect, But He’s Still My Hero

My dad is flawed like we all are, and I can’t say that I fully understood who he was until I became a father. My dad was rough when I was a kid. He yelled a lot and showed very little emotion, which was hard for me because I was a very emotional kid. In…

My feet used to fit into your tiny shoes

It’s true I once was a baby just like you My feet used to fit into your tiny shoes Can you imagine? I used to fight and cry to stay up late I’d refuse to eat and make a hat of my plate For me I’m grown and I can never go back I’ll only…

I’ve accepted that embarrassment is just a part of parenting.

I’ve accepted that embarrassment is just a part of parenting. Most, if not all of my clothes are stained with food. I drop stuff all of the time. Phone, keys, food on myself. I’ve gone out for a few hours only to realize that I’ve had peanut butter on my face after returning home. When…

Radiator Cover – IKEA Hack For Under $50

Now that fall is upon us the days are numbered until I have to turn the heat on in my house. I have steam heat with clunky old cast iron radiators. I also have two small children who climb on EVERYTHING. Having exposed radiators is dangerous with small children in the house. When I was…

I Love The 80’s and Stranger Things

Stranger Things had me hooked from the opening scene of the first episode. When I first saw Mike, Lucas, Dustin and Will sitting in Mike’s basement I was reminded of my own childhood.  Like the boys, I spent countless hours playing games in my cousin’s basement. His basement had light wood paneling and a stone floor…