Family Road Trip: It’s the Journey Not the Destination

I've heard the saying, "It's the journey not the destination," I don't know how many times, but it's still a conscious effort for me to put into practice. I like to check things off the list, tell stories about accomplishments and work for the bigger, faster, stronger American way. However, the older I get the more I … Continue reading Family Road Trip: It’s the Journey Not the Destination

A Solo Business Trip with Miles of Gratitude for the Little Things

I'm traveling for business and enjoying the people, topics and food at this conference surrounded by intelligent, business-minded, fun people from various parts of the world. However, my heart sank when I got on video chat with my four year old, and he asked, "Where are you, daddy?"   You talk to pre-schoolers about anything outside … Continue reading A Solo Business Trip with Miles of Gratitude for the Little Things

Rerouting Expectations and Surrenduring to the Lesser Splashpad

The family and I set out to enjoy a July summer day by heading to the newest neighborhood pool. Not just any pool, the first in the country to be filtered by natural plants rather than harsh pool chemicals. Pretty cool. Even cooler is the fact that I can put the four year-old in the … Continue reading Rerouting Expectations and Surrenduring to the Lesser Splashpad

Cleaning and Scrubbing Can Wait ’till Tomorrow

I am someone who pushes themselves to get as much done as possible in a waking 16 hour day (or often more). Work, home, writing and relationships. How much can I "get done" today? A busy full day leaves me with a sense of accomplishment. However, this outlook also can lead to frustration because much … Continue reading Cleaning and Scrubbing Can Wait ’till Tomorrow

Which is more Fatherly? Parenting So They Like You or Giving Them What They Need

I've written before that I've always been a little more of a pushover than someone who stands up for what they believe. At least this has been true up until my mid-thirties. I've recently heard hindsight as described as 10K rather than 20/20 vision, and I am feeling like that is true. I can now … Continue reading Which is more Fatherly? Parenting So They Like You or Giving Them What They Need

Race, Violence and the Perception of A Child

Two nights ago, I watched the video Philando Castile's girlfriend posted after he was shot and killed by police July 6. And just the day before before, Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police. Racism is alive and well in the subconscious of certain individuals. This is something that needs to be talked about, otherwise how will … Continue reading Race, Violence and the Perception of A Child