Mark Twain once said that travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. I’m learning this the more and more with each trip I take. Travel to me is not only a chance to see and learn about other lands. It’s a chance to catch a glimpse inside the lives of people of other cultures and creeds. To walk in another’s shoes. It’s also an […]
I discovered the Internet way back in the 20th century. It was 1996 actually. I was a production assistant on a TV series and almost always stayed late at night to jump on the computer in our script coordinator’s office. I was amazed at the endless piles of information that was available at my finger tips. Of course it was dial-up back then so I […]
As I write this my 8 year old daughter is sleeping soundly in bed beside me. She awoke crying in her own bed telling me she can’t stop thinking about Cuba and misses it. Flashback to last Friday (April 7th). My wife and I pulled the girls out of school under the guise we were taking them to McDonald’s for lunch. That much was true […]
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a project I’m currently working on. It’s a children’s books I’m struggling to put together with a friend of mine… and I stress the word “struggling”. It seems that every time I go to work on the book life gets in the way – life or a lack of enthusiasm. I liken it to writer’s block but I’m […]
Today marks my 13th wedding anniversary. On January 29th, 2004 on a sunny beach in St. Lucia my wife and I said “I do” (although I couldn’t hear her very well but I’m pretty sure she said it too). It’s funny but I remember it like it was yesterday. Her dad, step mom, brother and his girlfriend (at the time) were there to witness the […]
Took our girls hiking today. Some pretty cool memories were made. I love hanging out with these two.
No really… that’s all I wanted to say.
I’m sitting on the couch, post-Christmas mayhem, amidst a mountain of overpriced children’s toys, . pivoting and repositioning thanks to a piece of Lego that’s worked its way under my a$$. I’m staring at my keyboard committed to coming up with nice things to say about this past year… but… it ain’t easy. 2016 has been tough. Not so much for my family, but the […]
T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring… cuz we hired an exterminator in August and that pretty much took care of the problem. Just put the kids down for the night and I’m telling ya, it was like a WWE event crossed with the running of the bulls. I might as well have given them an espresso […]
We’ve all heard of experiencing the phantom ring of our cell phones on silent mode when we don’t actually have a cell phone anywhere on our bodies. We get that brief tickle and our brains say to us, “Hey dude! Answer your phone!!”. Well, in addition to the phantom ring, I sometimes experience phantom fat. This is when the parts of our bodies that used […]