Dear Cousin Gus…

When you were a kid, did you ever write a letter to a celebrity? Obviously, I’m talking in the days before the internet, email, etc. I have fond memories as a kid of (somehow) getting hold of some celebrity addresses and writing letters to Frank Gorshin, the actor/stand-up comedian known to many as The RiddlerContinue reading “Dear Cousin Gus…”

Hopscotching

I played hopscotch today. And it was marvelous. The little guy wanted to play outside and after a roller coaster winter and early spring, it was gorgeous out. Did he want to bring anything with him? Toys, a ball? Nope. Armed simply with a box of chalk he wanted nothing more than to be outContinue reading “Hopscotching”

Imagination Celebration – The Imagination Library

As adults, it’s rare that the mail brings us much of anything other than a handful of bills to be paid yet again this month. Maybe the occasional solicitation from the car dealership. But let’s face it, it’s usually bills. Remember when we were kids, though, and something in the mail felt like Christmas time?Continue reading “Imagination Celebration – The Imagination Library”

My cloth conversion

When we were having our son more than 3 years ago and Meg brought up the topic of cloth diapers, I kept an open mind, but admit, my lack of knowledge on the subject made me pretty darn skeptical. We tried , but as with many things that go with the whirlwind of a firstContinue reading “My cloth conversion”

A Child’s Laughter

What’s that they say about a child’s laughter? There truly is nothing quite like it, I’m convinced. With both our little guy and the new little lady, we’ve been amazed at how early children start to shine through with their happiness, with smiles that light up an entire house with the mere stretch of aContinue reading “A Child’s Laughter”

Love means never having to say atchoo!

A castle turned restaurant. Candlelight. Fine wine and amazing food late into the night. This was a Valentine’s Day for my wife and I several years ago in the days before parenthood. As I write this in the present, two kids later, it is again Valentine’s Day. There is no wine. Just a large supplyContinue reading “Love means never having to say atchoo!”

The Secret Origin of Curious George!

I love Curious George. I really do. I very fondly remember reading the books as a kid and those cartoons that looked like the books come to life back in the 80s. I even still have an old drawing of George I did when I was seven years old, discovered last year among some itemsContinue reading “The Secret Origin of Curious George!”

Did we just do that?

When you’re in your twenties (or at least when some of us were in our twenties), you’d occasionally find yourself waking up after a night with friends (and drinks), asking questions about if you really did do that thing you’d never ordinarily do sober. “Did that really happen?” When you’re a parent in their 30sContinue reading “Did we just do that?”

You really had a wonderful life

“You really have built yourself a wonderful life.” For a lot of folks, the end of a year is a bit of a refresher, closing out the bad of the previous 365 days while welcoming the good and the potential of the year ahead. But it can also be quite a time of reflection, lookingContinue reading “You really had a wonderful life”

It’s a Girl!

If I’ve failed to write as of late, it’s like the old saying goes, “It’s not you, it’s me.” Or blame it on the sleep deprivation. Yes, Meg and I have been up late once again, all for a wonderful reason – a little over a week ago, we welcomed our second child into theContinue reading “It’s a Girl!”