I Want Peace So Bad I Can Taste It

Yesterday I was angry. Today I am just heartbroken. This is the world we have created. We beautiful, magical, human creatures had the power to make this place into a paradise for all, and instead we scrape and scramble in an attempt to make a paradise for one. We try to improve our own situations […]

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 […]

Please Stop Telling My Kids That Their Bad Behavior is Fine

I don’t remember what he was doing; it doesn’t really matter. He was clearly doing something naughty and gleefully mischievous that was bothering other people, and I could see that social mores were being violated so I spoke up and asked him to stop. That should have been the end of it, except the person […]

If You Had to Start Over…

Imagine for a moment, if you will, a problem in your life. It could be a big problem (you hate your job) or a smaller problem (you hate your dining room curtains), but it should be something about your current situation that you need to change. Have you got a problem? Good. Join the club. […]

Everyone I’ve Ever Known Is My Friend

When I was in high school, I knew who my friends were. I knew who my close friends were, and I knew who my enemies were. I was acutely aware of the shifting social lines that connected all of us, and so I was never confused as to who were my true friends. But now, […]

The Only Dad

So here’s a question I was asking my wife the other day: Is it weirder that I am often the only Dad at things, or is it weirder that I don’t think it’s weird? Because on the one hand, I am consistently seeing more Dads involved in things like pick-up or drop-off of kids, or in […]


If you go back and read my very first posts, and they are on here somewhere, you will remember that I once lived in Baltimore. I spent 5 years there, sitting in traffic on 695, taking my daughter to Storyville, walking through Herring Run Park, eating at Cafe Hon, stopping in to Atomic Books, watching […]