Category Archives: Parenting

Turns Out Not Everybody Likes Me

FFor whatever variety of reasons, my 13 year old son has spent the last couple weeks struggling with the phenomenon I call “nobody likes me”.   My teacher doesn’t like me.  My coach doesn’t like me.  You and Mom are always upset with me, etc. etc.   Now, objectively speaking, he’s a pretty likable kid.  He’s got […]

The Torch of Fashion Dork-i-tude

Just so we get it out of the way upfront, let me state for the record that I love my Dad, Wes. He’s always been a supportive and encouraging Father, a good listener, a strong advisor, and an excellent role model. In terms of the luck of the draw, I couldn’t possibly have asked for a better […]

When Then Grandparents Leave

Yesterday morning my folks headed out to DIA for their return trip back to Pittsburgh after a 10 day visit here in Denver. Here are some quick thoughts on how life changes at our house when the Grandparents pack up and head back home: When the grandparents leave all 3 of my kids wake up every […]

Winston Churchill, Catch Football, And Wanton Parental Contradiction

  I hate to sound like one of those cantankerous mid-40’s white dudes who spends all his time bitching about how much better the world was when he was a kid but my wife says it’s one of my strong suits, so I’m just going to go with it. The focus of today’s mid-life bitchery has to […]