“I came to parenting the way most of us do – knowing nothing and trying to learn everything.” -Mayim Bialik There’s nothing I enjoy more in life than being a father to my two amazing children. Seriously, it truly has been surreal watching these mini-humans grow and mature before my very eyes. People will always
As an educator, I must say I enjoy the annual 2+ months of summer vacation. While I certainly keep busy by researching current trends in education and reflecting back on those not-so-fantastic lesson plans from the previous school year, I use the time wisely to be with my children as a well-rested and fully functioning
Dear Son, I sit here in awe of just how quickly five years have passed. I know it’s cliché to say, but I literally remember everything about your sudden arrival into this crazy world. It was July 28, 2012, and your poor mother was so uncomfortable. We were still a couple of weeks away from
It’s been six days since the country was turned on its head as a result of the chaos that ensued in the typically idyllic town of Charlottesville, Virginia. By now you’re well aware of the events that transpired, so I’ll spare you the pain of reliving it. All I want to know is, “How did
Gifted songwriters have an exceptional ability to craft lyrics that seemingly tap into the minds of listeners. Alt-country rocker, Jason Isbell, demonstrates this uncanny talent in his song, “Anxiety,” a brilliantly written anthem off his latest album, The Nashville Sound. Joined by his tremendous backing band, The 400 Unit (which includes his wife, Amanda Shires,
Well, my friends, I did it! My solo trip to New York City was a rousing success, and I am incredibly happy that I forged along with my plans despite a near-crippling anxiety attack that nearly derailed the excursion. I’m still processing the entire weekend as it came and went faster than a Florida thunderstorm
It was bound to happen. At some point during this solo journey to New York City, I was inevitably going to feel a sense of guilt for leaving my wife and kids at home while I’m out enjoying the sights and sounds of the Big Apple and taking in 3 concerts from jam-rock legends, Phish.
This weekend, I’ll be traveling from Milford to New York City to catch Phish perform their final 3 shows of their historic 13 show residency at Madison Square Garden. Over the course of 4 days/3 nights, I’ll not only be taking in the concerts, I’ll also be visiting the 9/11 Museum, Statue of Liberty, Empire