I just recently turned thirty-seven, and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve gained another year of experience under my belt in this game called life and for that I am grateful. Every year, I take a moment and take stock of my life. I review what I’ve learned, hard lessons that made my ass sore. … Continue reading Stuff You Should Have Learned By Forty
I shouldn’t be here. I should have expired on that recovery room table six years ago when I suffered a “catastrophic” event. I lost too much blood for any human being to survive. My heart tried twice in a desperate attempt to give up the ghost. Yet, I’m still here. I shook the cold hand… Continue reading Memento Mori
About nine months ago, I got the great idea to quit my job and stay home to write full-time.
I never had a father and what I never learned by missing out on that relationship could fill a warehouse. My mother left this world far too soon, we never had the chance to have those conversations that would have endowed me with (hopefully) better decision-making ability. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t blame… Continue reading Parental Lessons or Shit I Learned The Hard Way
Many, many times, I thought I was horrible. I was doing the worst job ever as a parent. I could see it all in my mind, the kids twenty years from now, unprepared totally not winning at life and me being to blame. It took me four years to get to a point where I… Continue reading Unlocking The Nest
I want to know why? Have you ever sat around and looked at the people around you, at their lives and wondered what makes them so special? Why have they found love, success, happiness, wealth, and dream fulfillment and you’re sitting there holding the bag of sloppy seconds? If you’ve ever sat back and pondered… Continue reading The Answer To Why
I’ve been through at least five Nannies/Babysitters in the last three years. In the beginning, I think I was a fairly laid back employer. I did background checks, I asked for references and I really interrogated all prospective candidates. Yet, I still managed to find the worst sitters imaginable. Here’s a list of eight things… Continue reading 8 Reasons Why I Fired My Sitter
The blogosphere is inundated with back to school posts and frankly I’m tired of reading about it. I’m tired of reading about moms crying into their whiskey laced coffee mugs because Johnny started Pre-K. My kids haven’t gone back yet, in fact, orientation is today and I’m not going to pretend I’m not happy as… Continue reading Moms, It's Okay To Be Happy They're Back In School
Can this relationship be saved? It’s a question that every couple asks at one time or another during times of strife. The answer coming from a logical place of contemplation and pro/con lists made, burned and remade. Love is never so easily found but once you recognize its face, it’s easy to hold again.
I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys R Us kid. I sing this song in my head whenever I think about the fact that I’m going to turn 35 this year.