Hey Young People! Why Do You All Look the Same?

My wife and I were out to dinner last night for our anniversary, and halfway through the meal my wife turns to me and asks which one our waitress is. I laughed at her playfully for not being able to tell which girl was our server, and I turned around to point our server out […]

Old Enough to Know Better, Young Enough to Care

My friends, we have arrived in that most restrictive and freedom-free period in our lives where the societal judgement is at its peak and no decision we make is free from the sarcastic barbs of popular opinion. Everything, from the clothes we wear to the food we eat, is deemed worthy or unworthy by a […]

I Joined Snapchat and Learned an Important Lesson

There has been a shift in the wind, and the dad bloggers are heading over to Snapchat. Obviously, this means that Snapchat is no longer cool and will soon die a slow death, but for now you can find me there as thetenordad. Go ahead and add me. It’s okay. We are friends. So I’m […]

The Tragedy of Unfulfilled Potential and Unmet Expectations

I was very sad when I found out that Alan Rickman had died. Just days after we all publicly mourned David Bowie, suddenly we were faced with the loss of yet another of our beloved cultural icons. I was sad for selfish reasons, as we always are, because now I would never see him in […]

Banned From the Kids’ Table

I was contacted recently by a site called Mothering in the Middle, wondering if I would be interested in being a regular contributor to their blog about “midlife” parenting. Their site deals specifically with older parents, or rather with people who became parents closer to middle age than middle school. When you get pregnant at 35 […]

Who Wants To Live Forever?

I don’t know if you have noticed this or not, but lately people have been talking about the possibility of humans living to the age of 150.  And not far off future humans, but currently alive baby humans.  This possibility has been plastered onto billboards, magazine covers, newspapers, and the internet, with people wondering if […]

It’s All Downhill After 25

Yesterday was my birthday.  And I have to admit that I was not really looking forward to it.  This was weird, because I always look forward to my birthdays.  A whole day to celebrate the wonder and majesty that is me?  What’s not to love, right?  Except now, instead of counting down to exciting things, […]