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Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Category: Family

  • A trip to remember (happy Mother’s Day)

    A trip to remember (happy Mother’s Day)

    I haven’t traveled much over the past few years, however, I did make one trip last year that was really meaningful. I visited (surprised) my Mom by traveling from Scotland to her home in Dallas, Texas for her birthday. Like most of my trips to visit my Mom, it wasn’t a big exotic destination vacation, […]

  • My playbook for solo parenting

    My playbook for solo parenting

    My wife is away for a week so I’m solo-parenting. It’s also a long holiday weekend so the kids are off school for a bit more than normal. This means the difficulty level is increased slightly and I need to have my Dad playbook in good shape. Luckily, I have some plays that never fail.

  • Love and noodles (happy anniversary) ❤️

    Love and noodles (happy anniversary) ❤️

    Today marks the seventh year of marriage for my wife and me. While we’ve been questioning some of our decisions over the past year, one thing we aren’t questioning is our decision to be together, side-by-side, even as things around us appear to be in mayhem.

  • What do you want to be when you grow up?

    What do you want to be when you grow up?

    It’s a trick question. Sure, back in the good ‘ol days when people worked for the same company in the same career for their entire life, it maybe made sense to ask someone what they are going to “be”. But that doesn’t mean it was ok then, and a little bit of me dies inside […]

  • A phone, a kitten, and happiness for everyone, a birthday list update

    A phone, a kitten, and happiness for everyone, a birthday list update

    My previous update on birthday lists was from my son who’s birthday is still six months away. This one is for my daughter who is writing her list a mere month out. Much more sensible right? Let’s see what we got.

  • How to make a Minecraft iron golem Lego plate and a warning to future parents

    How to make a Minecraft iron golem Lego plate and a warning to future parents

    I thought we might escape it, the Minecraft obsession that seems to hit nearly every child. I even worked for Minecraft/Mojang for over a year and it didn’t seem to be enough to bring on the affliction. However, like a certain global pandemic, it was only a matter of time before it hit our household.

  • Things that make you feel small: A wall that stretches the entire width of Great Britain

    Things that make you feel small: A wall that stretches the entire width of Great Britain

    On our recent sojourn to Newcastle from Glasgow, we decided to visit a portion of Hadrian’s Wall, an ancient structure built during the time of the Roman Empire by emperor Hadrian. For a stone wall (of which there are MANY of in Great Britain) it certainly left a surprisingly large impression.

  • Marvel and hammers, a birthday list update

    Marvel and hammers, a birthday list update

    My son (now age 5) asks Alexa “how many days until October 12th” at least four times a week. Today Alexa answered with her typically calm and exasperation-free voice: “October the 12th 2022 is in 187 days.” So soon! He made sure to write out his latest birthday list. Similar to asking Alexa how many […]