Time Travelling with Facebook

I’m not going to lie…I love Facebook. I am not even going to put in any qualifiers on that statement. I love Facebook. A few years back, I connected with someone on Facebook whom I had gone to school with for a few years but whom I had not really […]

If I Could be a Fly On that Bus

This is a short one, but a good one that I’d like to carve in stone here to remember for all time. A couple of weeks ago, the boys were talking about something that happened on the school bus, which caused Andrea to ask, “What the heck happens on that […]

The News

When Benjamin got the stitches on his arm, Andrea was on her way home from Mexico for the first time in seven weeks. Once I told her what was going on, she decided to have her car service bring her directly to the hospital. After arriving, a nurse informed us […]

Small Miracles on the Diamond

Due to another event happening at the normal Little League field, Matthew’s game on Saturday was moved to a different time at a back up field. All three of my assistant coaches could not make the game because of prior commitments. One of the other fathers on the team happens […]

Anger vs. Happiness

On Monday, at his baseball game, Benjamin had a great first at-bat. In his division, now, kids have started pitching, but only until they throw four balls to a batter. Then they go back to the pitching machine. In Ben’s at-bat, he quickly got two swinging strikes before the coaches reminded […]

Just Another Day

I wrote this at the start of my senior year in college for the college newspaper, in October 1994.  After the long dark night, a faint glimmer of light appears low on the black horizon.  A chorus of crickets is replaced by an orchestra of birds.  They proclaim the birth […]

A Return To The Woods Of Life

I wrote this as a column for my college newspaper during my Junior year…about 20 years ago. It was about walking in the woods behind my house in Hopatcong, NJ. I can only hope that Benjamin and Matthew will one day find such a place to learn and play together. […]

Growing Up with Crayola

Earlier today, I happen to be thinking about Crayola and it really got me thinking about their impact on my life and all the memories, both from my childhood and the kids, that I have around them.  So I thought I’d share some of those thoughts. One of my earliest memories […]

The Search is Over…

Desperate times, oh this dark dark day, My favorites, you monsters, have taken away. No warning, no word to warn a coming plight, You cowards just took it and slipped into the night. For strong fabric at the seams I pray, The reserves to stay whole beyond their day. Woe […]