What I See When I Look at My Daughter

Have you ever looked at one thing and seen two? Have you ever stared at something so long that you could actually start to see its past as well as into its future? Is it possible to acquire some sort of second sight that, because you don’t know how to use it, causes you to […]

Every Year (For Two Years)

Time is weird.  It’s all relative, and it changes as you age.  And to make matters worse, memory is unreliable.  And there is nothing that makes you realize just quite how weird and unreliable you are like having children.  Things I thought were true are no longer true, and I only know this because my […]

The Tortoise, The Hare, and Their Frustrated Father

Once upon a time, in the era of fables and fairy tales, a young man named Aesop was walking through the woods when he discovered an unusual looking tree with a hollowed out trunk.  As Aesop climbed in to inspect this strange opening, he suddenly found himself in the distant future, where he met two […]


HYPOCHONDRIAC – a person who is abnormally anxious about their health. HYPOCHRONODRIAC – a person who is abnormally anxious about the passage of time. Don’t want to be a hypo-chrono-driac Hyper aware of the press of time upon my back Viewing each day not as a gift, but as more of an attack Only thinking of days […]

Watching My Kids Grow Up at the Maryland Renaissance Festival

We went to the Maryland Renaissance Festival for the first time back in 2005. It was awesome. Turkey legs. Fried macaroni and cheese on a stick. Fried everything on a stick! We loved it. So we went back again the next year.  I couldn’t find any pictures from 2006, but we have several million from […]

Instructions For Building an Actual Time Machine. Just Add Music.

I traveled back through time on Sunday, through days and hours, months and years, in a machine made of melody and gossamer ribbons of sound.  I didn’t do it intentionally; it just sort of happened.  My true intent was to stay in 2014 and attend the 200th anniversary celebration kick-off service at my old church […]