Time to shake up the menu

So…I have high cholesterol. This isn’t an incredible shocker, as I’ve had high cholesterol most of my life. A few years ago I was told this after blood work and the doctor told me I needed to go on statins. Not being one for medication (or the side effects that go with it), I decidedContinue reading “Time to shake up the menu”

Gardening takes longer with a toddler

Meg and I recently decided to attack our gardening for the year, and that meant cleaning out the beds, weeding, laying down dirt and peet moss and of course, planting. Seems like an easy checklist, but not exactly the easiest of tasks with the little guy at an age when he wants to be intoContinue reading “Gardening takes longer with a toddler”

When we say goodbye…

I’m not a very religious person.  I’ve often had many questions, doubts, more questions about life and religions. Even as a kid in Catholic School from the age of 8, I questioned a lot. As I got older, I found myself drifting when it comes to faith, beliefs, etc, occasionally embracing more Eastern philosophies thanContinue reading “When we say goodbye…”

Last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas

We can all admit it. It happens. With the ins and outs of every day life, a holiday sometimes creeps up on us easily and you realize, ‘Yeah, I’ve got nothing.’ With Father’s Day tomorrow, you may be running out of time, so what do you do without resorting to a bag of chips atContinue reading “Last-minute Father’s Day gift ideas”

The Power of the Hug

The other day I went to pick up our little guy from my mom’s house. Nothing out of the ordinary as I got out of the car and stepped inside. Usually I find him running around in the living room, entranced by Donald Duck, or giggling with Grandma and Grandpa. This time was different, though.Continue reading “The Power of the Hug”

Day in the Life – a photo essay

Whether they know it or not, everyone has a story to tell. However, some folks never tell their stories because they think they have nothing to say – that their life is too boring. It’s with that in mind, that I set out to create a photo essay that took something routine and mundane –Continue reading “Day in the Life – a photo essay”

A colorful opportunity for learning

We were in Lowe’s a little ways back, as my wife picked up some paint to redo our dining room, which she said was much too purple to go with the rest of the house’s more neutral coloring and a bit of a turnoff for any potential buyers when the time eventually comes to sell.Continue reading “A colorful opportunity for learning”