and you should always listen to your mother… at least for several years until you actually know better yourself… maybe…

Twenty or so years ago my parents went on a trip to New Orleans.  I think my dad was working.  He traveled a lot back then so we all learned to make the best of it.  Every once in a while the "best of it" meant a little vacation tacked onto his business travels. It … Continue reading and you should always listen to your mother… at least for several years until you actually know better yourself… maybe…

the ringer…

There's a routine.  A way I do things.  Every night before I close my eyes and sleep I turn the ringer off on my phone.  Plug it in to charge and curl up on my side to close my eyes and sleep. Except last night. Last night I turned the ringer up.  Set my phone … Continue reading the ringer…

for matty…

It's strange to me sometimes as the parent of an only child, to watch K's interactions with me, her father, her friends, my friends, the world.  I was never an only child.  On the day I was born my brother was nearly three and quite happy being an only child.  I could regale you with … Continue reading for matty…

mothered

Two days before I left on my trip to Austin my mother flew in from the Midwest.  She came for two reasons, both greatly appreciated.  My trip was very close to my daughters birthday, for which my mom comes into town each year anyway.  But the timing, the early arrival was due to the fact … Continue reading mothered

eight

Eight years ago my life changed in the most amazing way.  I met the most remarkable person.  Someone who will be tied to my heart, my life, my existence for all time.  It was eight years ago today that my beautiful daughter K was born. When I held her in my arms I didn't imagine … Continue reading eight

no place

After a week on the road, and I use the term "on the road" very loosely, I'm reminded of a few things that make being home truly special.  Though I had a fantastic trip to Austin, the joy of it was more about experiences, opportunities and fun than it was about attending the actual SXSWI … Continue reading no place