Still dealing with general anxiety with a dollop of depression on the side. Today a fun post brought to you by Timehop reminding me that ten years ago I looked like this My daughter had started taking dance classes the year before after a friend invited her to the studio on take a friend day … More Throwback Thursday – Everything’s Better With a Little Kiss
Recently, a friend mentioned something about identity and jobs and I commented that I feel like now that I don’t have a job I no longer have an identity, at least in the eyes of the world. We like to define people by their jobs. I wrote about this and about how I didn’t want … More What is Success?
My wife went to the office yesterday afternoon. I took that opportunity to vacuum the house since I didn’t need to worry about the noise. I put in my ear buds and sang loudly while I was doing it. Everything was good until the end. I vacuumed the stairs with the cord plugged in at … More When Stairs Attack
I did a short post about being a girl dad on Thursday. I’m also a boy dad. Being a boy dad for me meant being Coach Alan for a while. It meant a lot of activity and a lot of time outside. My son has always has a lot of energy and was never one … More Another Dad Post
One of the things that resulted from Kobe Bryant’s death was the multitude of posts from people about being a girl dad. I loved seeing the posts from dad’s with their daughters but I didn’t post one of my own. I have a son and a daughter and I felt the girl dad thing was … More A #girldad Post
I wrote the below post last year about how I’ve always loved the federal holidays when schools were open. It was nice to have a holiday when the kids were in school. I didn’t do anything fun, but it was nice to have some hours of my own. When my job announced that we were … More Why I’ve Always Loved Columbus Day Until Now
My wife is out of town. It’s just me and my daughter at home. I’ve been home since 2:30 this afternoon. Here is a selection of some conversation today: Me -Do you want this entire piece of lasagna? Her – Yes(and then talking to the TV) Is it a boy or a girl? Me – … More A Few Snippets of Conversation Between Me and My Daughter
Today is my daughter’s 19th birthday. I’m pretty sure this is the first time I will not see her on her birthday. I’m at work and she is out with her school friends. It’s the new world of being an empty nester. We will go out Saturday when she is home for spring break. I … More Happy Birthday to A Tater Tot
Today is the day. For the first time since 1996 we will have no kids living at home. We are loading the car this morning and moving our daughter in to her dorm. I’m not sure I’m ready for that drive back in an empty car. I’m hoping I can hold off on the crying … More Empty Nest Day
My daughter left for a two-day college orientation today. We are now two months away from an empty nest. That mean we are two months away from me deciding what I’m going to do with all of my alone time. Some options: Do nothing new: Stay at the same job. Arrive home two hours before … More Time for Tater: The Reboot?