I Was Just Worried About You, Dad

I don’t have professional training in how to worry. But as a parent, I find that it comes quite naturally. Afterall, that’s what we’re supposed to do as parents – worry. My son is going on a trip with a friend? Time to worry. My daughter is going out on a date? Uh-oh. My son is…

The Girlfriend With No Name

Dating has changed a lot for me this second time around. The first time I was single, I was young, geeky, and didn’t have any money. Now, in my second act of dating, I’m old(er), still geeky (maybe geekier – if that’s possible) , have kids, and still don’t have any money. Ok, so maybe…

My son proposes a change to the Constitution

It’s not often that an amendment to the U.S. Constitution can be proposed that is endorsed by almost everyone, but I think my son may be on the right track It all started the other day when my son exclaimed, “That should be against the law!” I immediately FROZE! I wasn’t sure what I had…

Saying thank you while signing books

My first book has been an exciting time for me. Both confidence-building and humbling at the same time. It has been a true honor and blessing. I still find myself surprised, and even somewhat shocked, that people even want to read my book, a book that relays some stories over the past year as well…

Vacation turns into Question-cation

It was nice to get away from the grind of being off from teaching this summer by taking a vacation. However, if you’re familiar with my blog, you know there’s s no vacation from the questions my son demands the answers. to. We spent a week in Alabama, visiting family and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere…

I’ll Have a World Cup To Go, Please

As I’ve said before, our family loves the World Cup. My daughter got us started during the 2006 tournament. Now we look forward to it each and every four years. And this year was no exception. However, when the sporting event you love takes place during the summer, sometimes, you have to check schedules, coordinate…

An Anything-Goes Sunday

I suppose it had to happen sooner or later. I finally started listening to music when I run, on most runs anyway. For years I said I wouldn’t, but sometime this past fall or winter, I started. And what started with listening one or two runs a weeks, turned into music almost every time I…