When catastrophic things happen in this world, it’s hard to avoid answering questions from your kids mostly because they hear you talking about it or hear about it in school. I ran into this issue with the earthquake in Haiti. My oldest peaked over my shoulder as I was looking pictures from the Associated Press. [...]
And here’s one of the best, from the classic Master Killer, from which we derive The 36 Chambers (you Wu fans know what I’m talking about).
In my second installment of Cigars with the Big Guy, I’m going to focus on sticks that are perfect for those winter boys night outs or man-town sessions. These are stogies that are rich in flavor and compliment winter beers, like Sam Winter or Blue Moon’s Winter Ale. As always, these are stogies I’ve purchased [...]
Out of the great state of California comes another pandering story of blatant pandering to one sub group of whining idiots. It seems that in the school district of Menifee Union they have decided to ban the Dictionary from school shelves due to it defining oral sex. That’s right, the actual dictionary. The Merriam-Webster dictionary. [...]
After 92 years on the planet, my grandfather is far from a spring chicken. In the old days when I’d visit his house and we heard the sound of a distant train horn, he’d scoop me up and rush me out to the car so we could make it to the nearby station in time [...]
I think the best way to describe what I like is to offer this primer. Call it Kondek’s Intro to Soul, the 6 albums you should get if you wanted to start expanding your record collection in this direction.
Even more so than marriage, having kids requires you to give up your old ways and to focus on the family vs. your own wants and needs.
Is there anything more annoying that a child who doesn’t understand the concept of “no” or punishment? You’re completely crippled to do anything about it. Now, my son is quickly learning (they’re smart even at two) the meaning of no and punishment but he’s always pushing.
A little bit before Christmas, my wife and I learned from one of her friends that her husband was…if not criminally abusive, then probably close to it. At the very least, it was definitely not how a husband or father — or a real man — should treat his family. We’re making sure to stay [...]
Lately, my least favorite letter of the alphabet is the letter Y. Why? Because it is my son’s favorite. It seems like everything I say is met with the question: “Why?” Typical for a three-year-old, and sometimes it’s agony. This phase is cute in its own way, but I can’t wait for it to end. [...]