I hope everyone had a happy and safe Fourth of July. It’s always been one of my favorite holidays. Much like Thanksgiving, it is focused around three Fs — food, family and fireworks (whereas “football” serves as the third F for Thanksgiving). We usually check off the first two Fs rather easily, spending the day […]Read more "Putting the ‘Works’ in Fireworks"
I was browsing old photos on Facebook this morning, searching for inspiration. That’s when I realized that seven years ago yesterday, I posted an album of our first (and thus far only) trip to Disney. Seven years! I can’t believe it has been that long. But even more than that, I can’t believe how successful […]Read more "#TBT: When We Did Disney"
So I stole a cab from a woman at our local train station Tuesday. Well, not exactly “stole” — she and I approached the only cab in sight at the same time from opposite sides, but the driver made eye contact with me first. I’m sorry. I should have apologized. I should have been more […]Read more "To the Woman Whose Cab I Stole"
“In the Show, everybody can hit the fastball.” — Crash Davis in Bull Durham The classic 1980s baseball movie Bull Durham is full of witty one-liners. When issued by the main character, Kevin Costner’s career minor-league catcher Crash Davis, they usually arrive in the form of life advice disguised as a sports quip. So it […]Read more "Handling the Curve"
‘Tis the season for giving thanks, and for celebrating miracles, no matter how minor. We bought our Christmas tree on Saturday. We decorated it on Sunday. Both of these events came off without any major issues. Ryan took part in both, albeit at his own pace. And perhaps most importantly, Veronica and I recognized that […]Read more "A Christmas Miracle"