Why did I spend so much?

For somebody who still has a lot of debt from college to manage, I like to think I’m good with money. Not great, but good. My wife always tells me she thinks I’m better at it, especially since I’m meticulous about keeping a written, balanced checkbook ledger. I try very hard to be frugal. SometimesContinue reading “Why did I spend so much?”

Generating some Mass Appeal

Despite leaving TV news behind me some months back, I made a brief return to television recently. I had the absolute pleasure recently of appearing on the mid-morning program, “Mass Appeal” to talk about some of the lessons learned during my first year of fatherhood. Unfortunately, WordPress does not allow me to embed the videoContinue reading “Generating some Mass Appeal”

Whose success are we working toward?

The other day I was in the car and flipping through radio stations when I came across a program where a Brit and an American were talking about the term ‘success.’ At one point, the Brit talked about how the perception of what success is, is vastly different in America than in some other countries.Continue reading “Whose success are we working toward?”

(Turn and Face the Stranger), Ch-Ch-Changes…

A lot has been going on lately and life has been a bit in flux. Last Friday, after more than seven years in the journalism business, most of those in broadcasting but print before that, I left the news business. As of this week, I am jumping into a brand new career in the realmContinue reading “(Turn and Face the Stranger), Ch-Ch-Changes…”

Snip snap

In the past week, I have gone through more electronics than I do in years. I’m not one of those gadget guys who has to rush out and buy new gizmos, trust me. In fact, before buying my most recent computer this winter, I had been using the same one for roughly ten years orContinue reading “Snip snap”

Trimming the fat

Even before we had the baby, Meg and I have been doing our best to see where we can cut back when it comes to expenses. We may not be disciplined enough to chuck all the expenses and go live in a tent somewhere, but here and there we’ve found some things that may seemContinue reading “Trimming the fat”

Social Fridays

Ever since we’ve become parents, it has become, as expected, a lot more difficult to get together with friends and family, especially in the frequency that we used to. Before, it was fairly easy to set up a coffee meeting with our friends or go grab dinner with some family without much challenge. As I’veContinue reading “Social Fridays”

Color blind?

During one of our favorite weekend rituals (a cup of tea and watching CBS Sunday Morning), I came across this report that I really found interesting. I thought you might too: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50137957n (sorry. WordPress won’t allow me to directly embed the video, but please give it a click and a watch) It’s amazing to seeContinue reading “Color blind?”

Making ‘cents’ when it comes to education

I think every parent wants their child to have better opportunities than they were able to have, or afford. Just about anyone with a child wants their child to be able to have a better life than their own (and if they don’t, then maybe they should re-think this whole parent thing). With that inContinue reading “Making ‘cents’ when it comes to education”