Happy 17th Anniversary!

A friend of mine recently commented to me, “Are you aware that you are the only person I know who never, ever trash-talks about their spouse?” There’s a reason for that. I was very, very picky about the person I married – and so was she. Neither of us knew… Continue reading

Happy Fathers Day!

When I was very young, I quickly realized that popular perceptions of what it means to be a “Dad” did not jive with how my own father went about the job. Every day of my life, I have always known that being my dad was the single most important thing… Continue reading

How To Never Become a Grown-Up

If you wish to download this as a PDF formatted for a single page, click here: Never Become a Grown-Up (Printable). Few people actually grow wiser as they age.  Even if we do, we all feel like we’re walking around in our parents’ clothes pretending to be adults.  90% of the… Continue reading

Thoughts After Reading and Seeing Watchmen

The violence of Watchmen is secondary to its deconstruction of the idea of heroes in literature and comics, and seeing it with our son allowed me the opportunity to discuss important questions of good and evil, fear and peace, and morality with him. Continue reading