I am fairly certain that I am unqualified to handle the delicate questions and observations that my children are going to have, increasingly, as they get older. Tonight was a fine example. I took them to a special treat dinner at McDonald’s–and I know that there are enough Nanny Staters out there that I need […]Read more "Handling the Delicate Questions"
I know that my posts have been very Star Wars-heavy of late, and I will continue that trend overall, but I had a thought while walking my daughters to the playground. I’ve been of a particularly creative mind lately (you may have noticed) and so even the They refer to me as both Batman and […]Read more "Shouldn’t Superman Be Weaker at Night?"
Not a long one today. We went to the Nationals game versus the Orioles. It took us two hours to get there, the girls lasted four innings and then we came back home. We’re all tired and happy, suspending the rules and eating poorly. They charge $8.75 for a freaking Miller Lite. If you’re going […]Read more "This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things"
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that one of the most fulfilling aspects of my life has been fatherhood. I wanted to have kids ever since my cousin gave birth to her first son, and as I’ve said before, I know that I was called to be a father. But was […]Read more "Flashback Blog: Fatherhood"
Not a long one today. I was just given pause a day or so ago by my girls, my adorable and precious princesses who are growing up so fast that I’m hardly noticing that the gray hair on my chin is increasing daily.Read more "The Simple Pleasures: When It Comes Back to Bite You on the Ass"
Like last year, since it’s once again time to reflect on the year as it prepares to fly out the door, are my 5 Keystone Reflections from 2011. I’m a little stunned that I’m already writing this, as it seems like just a week or two ago I was settling in for a new job. […]Read more "One Quick Note Before 2011 Disappears Forever"
All right, I’ve written about this in passing before, but recently after Mass I saw the Nativity set up and had flashbacks that made me simultaneously chuckle and choke up. I felt that called for bringing it up in its own blog. Because these memories belong now to no one but me (and Mom), and […]Read more "The Christmas Blogs: Stealing Hay"