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
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.