Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

October 14th, 2009 My wife has a few obsessions in life. A house that is spotless before we leave for a trip so that upon our return, there will be no work to do (yeah right.) Food is either piping hot or “ice cold” . . . there is no in-between . . . there [...]

October 12th, 2009 Before I was an “actual” father, I had visions of grandeur when I considered what my little munchkin could . . . scratch that . . . would be. Now I’m a fairly logical individual with a decent grasp on reality.  I understand and embrace the strengths and limitations in my own life. [...]

October 9th, 2009 Sadie brought with her new energy to all things holiday-related.  Sometimes I feel like I need some energy in these areas.  I started out strong in my adulthood, but as the waves of time continually crashed upon the shores of my life, I reached a point where my holiday-savviness had seen better [...]

October 7th, 2009 The fourth week of parenthood found Laura and I still running on the fumes of the emotional slip-n-slide of bringing home the baby.  We were somewhat accustomed to our new life, but everything rapidly changed everyday.  Sadie seemed to grow right before our very eyes and we were just happy to be [...]

October 5th, 2009 Sleep is the key to parental sanity, or at least that has been the case for us.  By about five weeks into this crazy process, Sadie Bell began sleeping through the night  . . . which meant that Mommy and Daddy did to.  I don’t know about you, but being tired transforms [...]

October 2nd, 2009 I’m not proud of it; no, it is actually something I’m somewhat ashamed of.  I couldn’t help it and I think that fact was the source of greatest frustration from the whole experience.  Confession is good for the soul, so here goes: I was a . . . (insert long, drawn pause [...]

September 30th, 2009 Today is a special day because Laura and I are celebrating our ninth wedding anniversary.  Whew, now we’re starting to get up there a bit!  One year . . . peanuts.  Four years . . . piece of cake.  Seven years . . . sure it’s a fine, biblical number, but still [...]

September 28th, 2009 When you’re a new parent, you really try not to read into everything . . . unsuccessfully, that is.  I can remember walking into newborn Sadie’s room many-a-time in the middle of the night and positioning myself low to listen for her little breaths.  I recall little sounds and gestures that she [...]

September 25th, 2009 Okay, so I know that it doesn’t sound very spiritual.  You may roll your eyes or think me more odd than you did before . . . if that’s even possible.  But it must be written about because it is one of my favorite Sadie moments of all time. When Sadie was [...]

September 23rd, 2009 Parenthood is not just about doing things that you’ve never done before, it’s also about not doing things that you would have done before the pitter-patter of little feet hit the floor of your previously non-paternal pad.  In my case, gagging is one thing that I seldom do now . . . [...]