The Pact

  I believe that birds make pacts with our dogs when they build their nests in our yard. The dogs...

Yeah, That’s My Kid

My children constantly surprise me. Last month when we were visiting Walt Disney World we splurged and let them play...

weapon of choice

to what end, all this rushing around and dominating the competition? gold? this is man’s destiny? to hoard gold and...

How to Make a Great Ad

When I broke into advertising, I was all about the high concept stuff that left an impact on people. Creating...

Would You Be Upset In Belize?

Life is hard enough without having to deal with bad drivers who don’t use their turn signals. And it’s more...

The Window

The window is constantly shutting. It does not care about your five year plan. Opportunities to live appear in every...

Ants

  What if we are all really just ants? Slaves to the machine. Blinded by conformity of the way things...

Dustin Pedroia is the Reason I Love Baseball

Make no mistake, I’m no fan of the Boston Red Sox. I used to like them back in the day...

They Only Jog in Rich Neighborhoods

Angels constantly swirl around me. Some are beautiful. Some are violent. Some have bad teeth. They protect me from those...

A Letter to America

  Dear All Dogmatic American Party Liners, We Unaffiliated American voters are pissed off at what you’ve done to our...

A Little Advice

I don't like giving advice. In fact, I hate it. It's not that I don't like helping people, there are...

Finding Neverland: A Story of Belize

This year my family took its summer vacation to the Central American nation of Belize.

3 Ways to Save Humans in America

You are what you eat. It’s an idiom kids in the 70s grew up with that made us think about...

Bump

I used to know a guy named Bump. He was a metal worker in my dad’s sheet metal shop. Bump...

Dear Parents, Do Better

In 2001 I became a parent. I chose to become a parent. But like everyone else who is a parent...

tina

The girls are away at camp, which affords me and my wife some time alone. A rare thing since the birth of our first daughter in 2001. Over the years, I’ve often wondered what our life together will be like when the children…

dry well balance

It’s getting harder to balance. Working. Raising family. Racing around town. Playing. And with all the media shrapnel flying about that you can’t ignore because it’s too important and you can’t ignore because there’s too much at stake. Drums of…

fly

Sometimes? When I kill a fly? I imagine it’s a former enemy who came back to spy.        

hillary-clinton_3

After seeing what ignorance can do to a country with the Brexit vote, I woke up this morning and decided that come November I’m voting for Hillary Clinton. I do not want to vote for her. I do not want…

girls

My oldest daughter is part of a church youth group. They’ve been building a Habitat House at the church for weeks, and on Sunday they drove a big truck and a bunch of high school kids to John’s Island, SC (near Charleston)…

brainstorming

There’s something about being a writer that doesn’t conform to social norms. Namely, that in order for us to do our jobs, we have to be completely alone. No writer writes, listens, and talks concurrently. Over the years, I’ve worked…