I've been on an adventure as of late. More of an obsession, if I'm being honest. You see, I have this little problem with getting old as hell--whoops, I mean--I have this little problem with ergonomics. A couple months back I noted that my right hand and wrist were sore pretty much all the time.... Continue Reading →

The Driest Show on Earth

So the weather's been fun, eh? Good times, good times. I know we're all in the same boat here, so complaining about it is lame, but when you've got a soon-to-be-three- and soon-to-be-five-year-old in the house and winter is ... this ... freakin' ... long ... it's like being locked in a madhouse with a couple... Continue Reading →

Always the Hardest Way

There's a saying we use around my house--always the hardest way. It started out as a complaint. Whenever Nic and I or the kids were going through something we felt should be straightforward--something as trivial as paying a bill or going shopping with the kids, or something bigger like dealing with illness in the family... Continue Reading →

I’m Almost Cool

I had my first celebrity moment yesterday. I went to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned, sat down in the chair, and noticed the dental hygenist looking at me strangely. I just kinda smiled, not sure what was up. It was time for my yearly x-rays, so she made me bite all the plates... Continue Reading →

Water Hates Me

I think maybe it's my family name or something, but water really hates me. It hated my dad, too. We're talking everything from being stranded on Lake Michigan in a speedboat that wouldn't run (with my dad going pale and desperately trying to wave down distant ships as we drifted farther and farther form shore),... Continue Reading →

Parenting is Messed Up

The other day I was sitting in the living room while Heather was playing. She's got this thing now where she just falls down on purpose. She'll be standing there, saying something or playing with a doll or whatever, and then just plop!, she's down. She'll lie there laughing while Nic and I are freaking... Continue Reading →

Old Man

Last night I played pick-up basketball for the first time in five or six years. No, it didn't go well, thanks for asking. I started out just playing one-on-one with the only other dude in the gym. I scored precisely zero points against him. Remember the video of that plastic grocery bag dancing in the... Continue Reading →

Kindle First!

Hey! There's a big secret I've been keeping for like six months now... my book, PUNISHMENT, which is due for publication on Feb 1st, is part of the Kindle First (now Amazon First Reads) program. It's available free for all Prime members today, and at a discounted price for everyone else.


The girls and I watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas the other day (the cartoon, not the Jim Carrey version, which I've never seen and refuse to watch) and I was reminded of that maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas means a little bit more. Only I'm having the best freakin' December... Continue Reading →

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