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

So About Tonight…

I do just about everything I can to keep Dad’s memory alive, whether it’s getting a tattoo in his honor or taking Anthony places that he used to take me. My hometown, restaurants, whatever. It’s just always a treat to walk into someplace with him and stand in the very same spot where Dad held … Continue reading So About Tonight…

Decade

It was the first week in September 2003 when I got the news. Ann, having been suffering from what she thought was a bout with the stomach flu, called me at work once she returned from the doctor. And I’ll never forget it. “I’m pregnant,” she said, voice quivering. Barely being able to hold onto … Continue reading Decade

Blogging 365, Day 42: Not Born Yesterday

Yesterday for lunch, Anthony -- not yet 9 and still very much a kid -- got a Kids Meal from Rubio's Fish Tacos. While they serve food other than the kind that swims, their emphasis is on seafood. (He opted for the chicken taquitos and I don't blame him. Seafood...blecch.) As we were eating, Ann … Continue reading Blogging 365, Day 42: Not Born Yesterday

Blogging 365, Day 16: Thanks A Lot, Kids

I’m going to make this quick seeing as I don’t have a lot of time. I just want to extend a hearty thank-you to the kids we watched on Monday. Thanks so much for barfing and defecating everywhere and for sharing your flu germs with us. Ann and I have been playing Musical Chairs in … Continue reading Blogging 365, Day 16: Thanks A Lot, Kids