Tag: Family

Just a moment

“What two colors make cyan,” I asked. Not your typical question at the dinner table, but my son and I were at Chili’s and were playing Trivia Crack on my phone. “It’s sigh-uhn,” said my son, emphasizing the second syllable. “Yes, that’s right,” I said, missing his point. “What two colors make sigh-ann?” I asked again.…

I Eat 3 Filet-O-Fish Sandwiches a Year . . . Whether I Want To or Not

Bears know when to hibernate, fish know when to shed their skin, and cats know when to use the bathroom in your suitcase (well, mine does). Nature has equipped creatures around the world with an internal clock to know when to do IMPORTANT STUFF. I’m no exception. Nature has given me an invaluable gift – the ability…

Learning to Shave

“Dad, I think I need to learn how to shave.” I had known those word were coming in the near future. I had noticed that my son had something growing on his upper lip that was something a little more noticeable than the residue of chocolate milk. Now keep in mind, this is coming from…

The Kool-Aid Kid

My kids love Kool-Aid. Let me rephrase that. I WISH my kids love Kool-Aid. Oh sure, they’ll drink it from time to time. But my kids, being typical kids, want all those bad drinks. Stuff like, water. Or maybe milk. And oftentimes they want a . . . are you ready for this . .…

Living with Satan’s cat

As parents, we do a lot of things for our kids: we take them to soccer and sports practices, listen as they practice their musical instruments, arrange sleepovers, and cook them their favorite meals. Of course, sometimes we have to do things we’d really prefer not to. Like sitting up with them in the middle…

Happy Father’s Day

Here it is dads, the day we’ve been waiting for. Father’s Day. On your day to be honored, I hope you’ll remember that’s it’s not this particular date on the calendar that makes today a special one. Instead, it’s the family in our lives that make Father’s Day what it is. While you’re being honored…

The tragic tale of Billy the Biscuit

(For this blog post, you’ll need to read it with a southern, somewhat jovial accent. Imagine if you were listening to Mark Twain spin a yarn, or that dude who used to narrate “Dukes of Hazzard. Oh, and you’ll need to pretend he’s strumming a banjo a little while he’s talking. You know, for effect…

Son ponders what The Future will look like

It started with a question. But then that’s how most things start around our house. “Dad, what do you think the world will be like when I’m an adult?” I was in the midst of “cooking” breakfast (is it really cooking when you just add milk? I’ll have to get my research team on that…

Tonight on “It’s Just Nature” . . .

(You should read the following with an Australian accent. Oh, and pretend you’re wearing one of those really cool safari hats. I promise not to tell anyone) G’day everyone and welcome to this week’s edition of It’s Just Nature. As we do every week, we’ll be journeying to some of THE most remote locations on…

Yaaaaay! It’s my Blog-entennial!

Or my Blog-centennial. Or maybe my Blog-in’-tennial. No matter what you call it, this is my 200th entry on my blog. That’s right. Two. Zero. Zero. It’s hard for me to believe, too. Over that time, you’ve had a chance to watch grow up a little bit. (And you’re probably wondering when I’ll do the…