His Fifteen Minutes

I didn’t want to talk about it. There are enough people talking about it. Analyzing it. Thirty-three people dead. Murdered without reason. “Without reason.” Senseless. That’s what makes the situation all the more tragic, all the more depressing. Sad. There…

Dumb Daddy

I’ve been an “Idiot Dad” more than once. More than once I have convinced myself of a truth just to be proven otherwise. More than once, I had made up my mind before I heard the whole story. This happens…

Namesake

What will I tell my sons when they ask how my wife and I named them? Will they ask? My sister was named after a race horse. My father says he named her after a race horse that won on…

Trust

It is a horrible feeling not being able to trust your mother. Recently, I have had to draw some pretty thick and deep lines in the sand when it comes to my mother. It has not been easy. I know…

My First Book

The Rice Daddies blog recently held a writing contest that asked parents to reflect upon a favorite book from their childhood or one they have read to their child(ren). I missed the contest but it got me thinking about my…