As you cross the threshold into your 40s, it's inevitable that you begin to see friends and family disappear. I'm not talking about the fact that they may have moved away or found a new social network to vibe with. While both of those are valid excuses, I'm talking about the word that, if anyone … [Read more...] about The Thing That No One Wants to Talk About.
Our family is coming up on the one-year birthday celebration of our youngest, Evelyn. Last April, as we sat in our room in the Labor & Delivery section of the hospital, I caught myself staring out the window - already knowing that this would more than likely be the last time that I was … [Read more...] about Age is Relative. It’s the Heart and Mind that Count.
Back in 2006, my girlfriend and I made the decision to adopt a small puppy. Well, my girlfriend made the decision, and I didn’t say no because I was too verklempt and also wanting to sleep in the same bed. That ‘girlfriend’ would somehow become convinced to marry me. And that Boston Terrier, … [Read more...] about The Sweet Smell of Owning a Pet.
Most of these stories start the same way. You may remember a familiar voice saying, "When I was your age, we didn’t have color television and walked uphill to school both ways. In the snow, wearing egg cartons for shoes and ate sawdust for lunch." We heard it time and again from our grandparents … [Read more...] about The ‘Momo Challenge’ has Forced my Hand.
Here we sit, with January gone and February removing us from the holiday mindset. Even with the polar vortex sweeping down from the north, we’ve got our sights set on warmer weather appearing on the horizon. For me, the holidays have been and always will be a time of year to gather with loved … [Read more...] about A Walk Down Cancer Lane.
When I was a kid, there was no social media. As a 15-year old in 1991, I got my first brick-sized ‘Zack Morris’ cell phone - which was for ‘emergencies’ only. There was no texting - its only real function was to call landlines. It came with a carrying case and an antenna long enough that, whenever I … [Read more...] about Kids, Devices and Our Family Rules.