It wasn’t until Kim pulled out the driveway that I realized I’d left the stroller in the van. I thought about calling her, but she was excited to get to Seattle with Luca and Anna to watch the Nutcracker Ballet. Although I sent her off with the portable GPS, she gets nervous driving down the … Continue reading When Will Mom Be Home?
It’s been a while since I’ve had a smile on my face through an entire film, but It Might Get Loud did that to me today. My brother told me about the film a few weeks ago and we both watched it this weekend. That kicked off a number of email exchanges detailing our favorite … Continue reading It Might Get Loud
This year can be summed up by a question my son asked me tonight as we sat on the couch together and watched the lights on our tree. “Dad, how come the lights at the top of the tree don’t work?” Normally, I’d crack a joke. But not today. I didn’t have an answer for … Continue reading An Uncertain Year
The story always starts with three guys who get themselves into a situation of imminent danger. Miraculously, a genie appears and grants each a single wish. The first two wisely use their wish to get themselves to safety. But the third guy? Well, he’s not very smart. He foolishly uses his wish as a means … Continue reading Shark Tales
One of my favorite iTunes features is the play count column. Occasionally I’ll sort my playlists using this column to see which songs I’ve listened to the most. Looking over the last year, the top of my most played list is dominated by Ivy who I found through Last.FM this year. The first song … Continue reading My Favorite Group of 2009
I like to think that I do a good job of keeping my work at work. A 45-60 minute commute helps clear my mind before I arrive home. But occasionally work spills over into family life. That’s exactly what happened on Friday. What should have remained a minor misunderstanding turned into voices being raised. I … Continue reading The Voice of a 5-Year Old
Unless you know where to look, you’d never notice the Donut and Muffin Factory tucked between the Godfathers Pizza and Little Caesars. The first two years we lived in Auburn, I drove past this red bricked hole-in-the-wall on my way to the train station. In truth, to call it a hole-in-the-wall is being kind because … Continue reading Donut and Muffin Factory