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 46: Buddies

I took today off so that we could get our taxes done and since my birthday was yesterday, I figured it would be easier than taking my actual birthday off only to return on Friday. And I’m exhausted with a headache that just won’t quit. So for tonight’s post I thought I’d share a picture … Continue reading Blogging 365, Day 46: Buddies

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

Thoughts on Today

I didn't watch the news when I got home because there's nothing more I need to hear. I'm also composing this entry from my phone to avoid going online and seeing needlessly large images of grieving parents at the scene of the massacre. Knowing the shooter's name and caliber weapon are completely useless. They mean … Continue reading Thoughts on Today


It's a drizzly day and there are a ton of leaves to clean up. Why rake them? Shot with my LG Optimus Elite using Pixlr-o-matic app for effects