Class of 2022

When our son Anthony was born in 2004, also the year I began blogging, I started to ask myself some questions with one of the first ones being when he would be graduating high school. So I pulled out a calculator — it was 2004 and smartphones were still years away — and did the … Continue reading Class of 2022

Time Keeps Flowing Like A River

Way back in June 2010, this little guy donned his handmade mortarboard and in a small ceremony in his school auditorium, he and all his other kindergarten schoolmates were officially bestowed the title of First Grader. So little was he that in order for me to take this picture, I had to crouch down to … Continue reading Time Keeps Flowing Like A River

Dem Bones, or Das Boot

Ann and I decided early on in our parenthood journey that we would be supportive of Anthony with everything he did. Whatever he wanted to try, we would let him have at least one stab at it and be behind him all the way. And so we did: tae kwon do, t-ball, violin, trumpet, and … Continue reading Dem Bones, or Das Boot

Manic Monday

Monday night was crazy. Earlier in the day, Ann had sent me a picture of my wonderful neighbor -- you already know I'm being fatuous -- standing in the street next to his car. That is, his damaged car. Turns out that another resident on our street came flying around the corner at their usual … Continue reading Manic Monday

A Summer That Won’t Suck: Las Vegas 

Good morning from Las Vegas! In this continuing series, this weekend we find ourselves in Sin City where the high was a balmy 115 degrees yesterday.  But you know, it's a "dry heat" as the joke goes. Not only that, but we also got a nice thunderstorm show. This was a screencap from a video … Continue reading A Summer That Won’t Suck: Las Vegas