Sunset in the Foothills

Into the glowing foothills I follow, Before the mountains can swallow, A sun casting rays in desperate fight, Against the looming dark of night.   Her beams spread low, taking hold, Of rocks and trees in the gentle cold. Golden moments, they shine a glow, Helpless, though, as shadows grow. […]

The World Famous Artist

Pushing your ordinary, everyday shopping cart in behind me at your ordinary, every day supermarket came, apparently, a world famous artist. Although I never saw this man before and had no idea who he was, I knew in an instant he was an artist. For all I know, he could […]

Chasing Tomorrows

Yeah, this is my daddy blog, but I feel like I need to write this and get it out there to end a couple of bad cycles I am in. I don’t have a better place for this, but, in all honesty, what I write below has a huge impact […]

Christmas Magic

While I don’t remember who specifically told me, I remember other details around that moment so clearly, more than 30 years later. It’s odd that I can’t remember whether it was my mom or my older brother standing ahead of me and to the left as we came to the […]

Facing Down 40

As I start writing this, technicalities aside, I am an hour away turning 40. It’s a milestone that for a couple of years has loomed over me as time hurtled me forward. I wish I could say that I got here with grace, class and a smile. But, in actuality, […]

Meeting a Yankee

Those of you who know me, know that I am a big Mets fan. In recent years, I have playfully “trained” Benjamin and Matthew to boo whenever they hear “Phillies” or “Yankees” (“Eagles”, as well). Well, recently, I had the opportunity to meet Sparky Lyle and get his autograph. Having […]

No Socks, No Shoes, No Pants?

This afternoon, while on vacation on the Outer Banks, we decided to walk out to the point that is near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. From where you park, the remote beach has to be at least a mile or two walk. While we walked, the boys played in the surf […]

CSI: North Pole

A couple of months ago, our dog Digger lost a tooth and so the kids decided to put it in a bag and put it under their pillow for the Tooth Fairy. Later that night, after I had slipped the tooth away and was in the process of slipping a […]