Tag: fatherhood

I don’t live in a zoo, but I do live above one

There is a place between the earth we walk on and hell. It’s a dark and dangerous place. Dank and smelly. And full of creatures who have bright eyes, sharp, pointy teeth, and they don’t shower on a regular basis. Am I talking about another dimension? Another world that houses demons and spirits? Am I…

Reading to my kids – some of my favorite memories

I’ve done a lot of different things with my kids over the years, but some of my favorite memories came from one of the simplest of activities – reading to my kids. For the most part, my kids enjoyed it too. Oh sure, I had to tie them down to make them listen sometimes, but…

Let’s get busy living in 2014

For about the last 20 years, I’ve never had what I would call a New Year’s resolution. Instead, much like Ben Franklin, I look at areas in my life I want to improve on, and goals I want to work toward. I guess that’s kind of my small town way of saying “New Year’s resolutions.”…

On being a father

For my son . . . You don’t know this, but I often watch you while you sleep. I’m always struck by the peaceful look on your face – so young and innocent. And peaceful. Very often in your sleep, you look like you don’t have any┬ácares in the world. I’m also often struck by…