Twelve Adventures: #7 – Why We Walked Over the Brooklyn Bridge

We weren’t really planning to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. We were supposed to, according to the magical white folder, be spending the morning at the NY Transit Museum, and then we had day two of that double-decker bus tour. But before we could do any of that, Edward wanted to go to the toy […]

Edward’s First Broadway Show

I honestly  didn’t know if we were going to make it.  After such a long week, and then another busy morning, an evening show seemed like possibly the worst idea ever.  But on the other hand, it was Broadway!  As we had looked over the itinerary for the trip earlier in the week, my wife and I […]

When Your Plans Are Interrupted, You Make New Plans

I never check the news when I am travelling. My normal routine is disrupted, I am busy doing exciting things, and so I often will come home to find out that there has been some sort of major event, natural disaster, celebrity death, or presidential election while I was away for the week and I […]

Twelve Adventures: #5 – Helicopters, Battleships, and the Empire State

Tenor Mom and I were up last night trying to decide how many official adventures this Make-a-Wish trip constituted. Clearly more than one, right? I mean, every day was an adventure! And some days we had several adventures! So maybe we count some and not others, or maybe we divide them up by day, or maybe […]

Edward’s Wish

So much has happened over that past week that I can clearly not contain it in one post, so I won’t. I will spend the next several days regaling you with specific tales, anecdotes, stories, and adventures that took place during our week-long Make-a-Wish trip to New York City. What I will do here is […]

Three Days to Adventure!

It’s getting real up in here people! We are three days away from Edward’s Make-a-Wish adventure trip to New York City, and we have the details. Well, most of the details. Okay, none of the details. But we have the schedule and the general overview, and this trip is going to be packed! It is going […]

The Big Make-a-Wish Reveal!

It’s official. We have a Wish Kid in the family! This is the first time I’ve posted here about it, because I didn’t want to jump the gun, but now it’s really real! Back in the fall, the hellish, hellish fall, we were recommended to the Make-a-Wish foundation by our pediatrician. This was very nice, […]

A Tale of Three Postcards – A Pre-Wedding Adventure

It wasn’t like I didn’t have enough time. Bleric Ack had mentioned to me, oh, four months earlier that they were thinking of replacing the traditional wedding guest book with a stack of postcards. The cool idea was that each guest would bring a postcard from where they were from, or from where they had […]

Infamous Gigs: The Bar Mitzvah in the Elevator

Last week you will remember that I told you all about the time my a cappella group was hired to sing at a Billy Joel-themed wedding, and that it was, shall we say, an adventure. I don’t know how much we got out of it, artistically speaking anyway, but what we did get out of […]