Raising kids is like this…

Posted by - Mar 16, 2014

As I’ve told my wife, raising children isn’t necessarily hard work but a lot of repetitive work and constant reminders. Brush your teeth. Stop hitting your sister. Leave that alone. Get your hands out of your pants. No, you shouldn’t put ranch dressing on your fingers and eat it. One day last fall, while walking

To Live…

Posted by - Jan 17, 2014

It was when I was in the 6th grade that I first realized the true finality of death. It was a watershed moment. I imagine you’ve had one of those moments too. You’ve been running the marathon that is life, and something triggers you to jump out of the race and pause; maybe grab a

Taking stock, a personal story, and something pretty dumb

Posted by - Aug 20, 2011

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” ~Mark Twain Taking stock I’ve been blogging part-time for the past year. I started off doing a lot of it over at Multifamily Insiders and still do from time to time. The way I look at it, this blogging thing

5 Minute Rule

Life lessons the kids won’t learn (or how to repeat yourself repeatedly)

Posted by - Jul 9, 2011

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” ~Franklin P. Jones I’m watching my 5 and 3 year old lay on the floor and pay vigil to another CGI movie, Ice Age. It’s a “relaxing” time as a parent and part time blogger because I can actually sit here

Only the sky should be your limit.

Posted by - Apr 24, 2011

I was standing in the field with my daughter, a cool bay breeze was blowing off the water. We were getting ready for the whistle to blow and officially begin the annual

What I was thankful for this year

Posted by - Nov 26, 2010

Turkey day has come and gone this year. I over ate to an extreme and was sound asleep by 9:30. Anyone who has small kids can understand how stressful a day like Thanksgiving can be. But seriously… I’m really thankful for that. What else am I thankful for? I’m sure thankful for my kids. I