Fatherhood Adventures

“Is he sleeping through the night yet?”It’s a question I have been asked a lot lately from people I know and others who apparently recognize me from that mug shot above. In my first rambling in this space, I wrote about being sleep deprived. With a newborn, the fact is rest is not something parents… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

The start of football seasonWhen my son gets a tight grip on my fingerLarge dogs with big blockheadsA parent walking a kid to the bus stopHBO’s “Hard Knocks”A sunny day after a stormy oneDriving to Assateague to spend the dayIgnoring long-range weather forecasts The surf after a storm passesA horoscope that actually makes senseA sailboat… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

In my line of work, it’s a little embarrassing to say I am learning a whole new vocabulary these days, but it’s true. Call it just one of the many benefits from having a newborn in the house.Whether this new set of vocabulary terms is increasing my intelligence I don’t know, but I am much… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

When my son falls asleep in the carSeptember baseball pennant races A hurricane that veers away from landA big, old oak treeSpotting a hummingbird buzzing aboutA car’s reverse lights in a crowded parking lotAn old beach cruiserThe beach in SeptemberBen Bradlee’s “A Good Life”Fresh guacamole and chipsTaking a nap in a hammock

Fatherhood Adventures

Hitting the beach once meant grabbing a towel and off I went. To say that’s not the case any longer, with a 16-week-old baby, is a major understatement.It used to be so simple to just grab and go to the beach. I have found myself reflecting on those days lately because they seem like a… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Body surfing a clean waveGetting in a cool car when it’s hot outsideRare tuna Peeking in on my son while he sleepsIce cream with cookie doughA cool summer nightWalking through grass with no shoesSmelling breakfast from bedHaving fresh flowers in the houseCutting up a seedless watermelonMaking tacos at home

Fatherhood Adventures

My son is already laughing at me.In my book, when it comes to this parenting thing, our baby’s laugh and smile rank as some of the most memorable moments. Both come in all shapes and sizes, accompanied by some odd sounds, and can surface at the strangest times, but no matter when they occur, they… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Going a day without checking emailWatching the scopers work on the beachFrontier Town’s water parkThe beach late in the afternoonA kid learning to ride a waveTaking my son to the beachCorn on the cob with crabsSaving my crab claws till the endCookies still warm from the ovenA cloud’s temporary relief on a hot dayA couch… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

I have always loved Saturdays.It’s my favorite day of the week, edging out Sundays by a hair during football season, but Saturdays do not mean today what they once did.Growing up, it was the day of the week that provided a chance to sleep in after getting up early all week for school. That, of… Read more »