Chapter 4. Relationships. Note: This was originally written but not completed last fall – when you were still a good 10 months from graduation. Things have advanced since then of course – but the song remains the same. Immediate Family It’s all you got. I’ve told you over the years to look hard and close […]
Chapter 3. Religion and Spirituality You already know that I don’t believe in god. Not the Catholics’ god, the Jews’ god, or any other god. I don’t believe in souls, ghosts, heaven, hell, spirits, or anything supernatural. I also don’t believe in Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny – or – as a […]
Actual tears. In my car. While sitting in my driveway. Stupid WDST had to play stupid John Lennon’s stupid “Beautiful Boy”. Stupid radio. That’s a song I used to sing to my beautiful boy while I rocked him to sleep. I sang to him all the time – mostly Beatles and Grateful Dead – with […]
First I ask you to go read this: http://alittlec.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/change-is-inevitable-and-scary-but-good/ This was written by my dear friend Wendy who has spent the last year kicking cancer’s ass to the curb. Guess what – right after finding out she had cancer, she lost her job. I’ll let that sink in a bit. For a year, […]
Chapter 2: Driving Well, today you turn 16. And of course everyone is asking you when you are going to get your learner’s permit, and your license. You’ve already driven around a couple parking lots – big stupid circles – just to get the feel for how a car works. And you’ll need a ton […]
Welcome to the user manual for manhood. This manual could be written by most men, and they would probably write it differently than I. In fact, after I’m done, some may hand it to their sons and say “This guy’s a moron, don’t do any of this shit”. They would probably be right. But this […]
I’ve been giving this some thought for a while, which is to say that I thought about it once a few months ago and then completely forgot. I’m going to write a little advice on being a grown up – directed at my son. I’m going to post it here for your review and boredom […]
What follows is a piece I wrote for an online publication back in 2004. What some of you may know is that back then my brother and I were pretty active in the “Dog World”. We raised and showed Boxers, and eventually, Kelly and I also showed a Cavalier King Charles.
We’re back from Italy. We decided to do a whirlwind tour of central Italy in one of the worst heat waves in years. Yay us! Someone said it reached 103 degrees in Rome while we were there. I am pretty sure I drank 700 gallons of acqua (some con some sansa gas) during the trip. […]
This is my blog entry about nothing. Consider it one of those letters people put in their christmas card that tells you that they had their boil lanced and that awful wart removed. OK, maybe not that bad.