Common Causes of Hair Loss in Tenor Dads

I have to be honest with you. I do not have as much hair as I used to. Look at me up there! Look at all that hair! And yet, where has it all gone? Well, there are a few reasons for what has happened. 1) Today is my birthday. I am another year older. […]

How To Fit In Socially With the Other Teenagers

I was having Easter dinner yesterday with my good friend Rumple Station and her two children, and the conversation turned to the social lives of today’s youth. Apparently there is sometimes harsh judgement between peers at this age, and it can be hard to navigate this societal quagmire in a healthy way. You need to […]

A Day in the Ancient Past – A People Without Technology

Modern life is easy to take for granted. We become accustomed to things so quickly, and things change so fast, that it is sometimes hard to remember what life used to be like for people back in olden times. This past weekend I had the opportunity to experience life as it used to be as […]

Vertical 2nd Grade Mustache Party

“8-year-old birthday parties are really fun!” I said to one of the moms who was coming to pick up her daughter. She gave me a half smile and asked, “Are you being facetious?” And I totally wasn’t. Friends! 8-year-olds are AWESOME! We have turned the page! It is a new day! A third cliché of […]

The Donahue Sea Caves (and how we fell into them)

Before we get started, I have to make a disclaimer. The name “Donahue Sea Caves” is very misleading. There is only one of them. I did not name it, so it is not my fault, but I didn’t want you to get mad later, like I did when I arrived, when you discover that the plural […]

Letting It Go at the Stratton Ice Castle

I don’t think I can sing Geico’s praises highly enough, which might be a weird way to start a story about an ice palace, but if it wasn’t for their helpful rule-bending then we wouldn’t have been able to go. After our car was smashed into by an uninsured villain motorist on Thursday, we were left […]

I Wish The Car Had Not Hit Me…

We turned out of Taekwan-do, ready to get home and eat the dinner that was sitting on the passenger seat. I had to get to choir rehearsal, and Ruby needed to prepare for her play the next morning at school. It was just after 5:30, so traffic was backed up. I drove slowly behind the […]

A Quick Plunge Over a Tall Cliff

I was not going to be late this time. My wife and daughter were jumping into the icy lake at 11:00 sharp. I was home with the boy, and we were going to be out the door at 10:30, and no later. I looked at my watch at 10:35 and shouted “Edward! Get your stuff […]

Disney On Ice – Turns Out It’s A Lot of Ice Skating

When I was a kid, watching Saturday morning cartoons, there was nothing so tantalizingly amazing as the commercials for Disney on Ice.  Disneyland?  Yeah, we knew we were probably not going there, but Disney on Ice?!  That was coming to US!  Chances are you knew way more people who had been to Disney on Ice […]

We Finally Know What We’re Doing! – Gingerbread House Party 2014

As you may recall from my posts on Gingerbread House Decorating Party year 1 and year 2, we have traditionally had some issues with this amazing annual event that my wife likes to organize.  We have had houses falling down.  We have had walls and roofs breaking.  We have run out of time, money, and energy. […]