• A Quiet Moment
  • A Quiet Moment – #16

    Does it matter whether you’re sick, tired, or just maxed out? My oldest son is just about through grade 1, and he’s the youngest in his grade. He has a late birthday, and we took our time deciding whether or not to put him into kindergarten early, or wait another year. In the end, it […]

  • Daddy Issues
  • The Art of the Micro Workout

    Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m not talking about 8-minute abs. Not even a little. Nor am I talking about 7-minute abs; 6-minute abs are just insane–you can’t even get up a good sweat in 6 minutes. No, I’m talking about fitting real workouts into little spaces of time, which has become my […]

  • Books
  • Where Have All the Good Men Gone: The Loss of Our Icons

    It’s been a rough week. I’ll admit that I’m not a huge David Bowie fan–not anti-Bowie, more that he was just never on my radar–but it’s clear that his loss echoed around the world. He was a rock icon, a pioneer in music, fashion, and public sexuality, and (perhaps most important to a child of the 80s) star of the movie Labyrinth. He was important to a lot of people, and it’s damned unfortunate that he was taken at only 69, when he likely had years of creativity and life left in him. Cancer is a bitch.

    However, the much more cutting loss for me came this morning. Alan Rickman, an extraordinary actor of a like rarely seen, passed away–also at 69, and also from cancer.

  • Daddy Issues
  • On Being a Hypocrite

    Being a parent is hard.   Sorry–I just thought that comment needed some space of its own.  It is hard to parent, and harder to parent well.  Kids don’t really understand context, because they have so little experience with the world.  Parents, more often than not, have spent a lifetime learning about the hair-splitting difference between […]