The answer is easy: their kids. A perfect example of this was evident last week as I waited with baited breath to receive my new iPhone 4 via FedEx on Wednesday. Because the release of my new favorite gadget came just a few short days before my daughter’s 13th birthday, I promised to hand down [...]
Today was my daughter Molly’s last day of kindergarten. About 10 weeks from now she’ll officially start 1st grade, but until then she’s completely free (minus a couple of fun summer camps). When she arrived home today I asked her how it felt to be done with school and starting her time off. “Good”, she [...]
Today is my seventh Father’s Day and it doesn’t get old. Hearing my wife and kids say, “Happy Father’s Day!” with gusto is probably the coolest thing next to seeing my kids get excited on Christmas morning, the day I got married and the birth of my kids. Nothing tops those moments and nothing will. [...]
When Jackie Chan gets drunk in Drunken Master, he becomes a better fighter. So do I! But only in my own mind…. One of several absolutely classic Jackie clips.
That’s what all the literature on the subject and my instincts say, to speak with you, and then wait, wait for you to respond. No one in our house waits, it seems, to venture an opinion on something; as a clan, we crowd our spaces with noise. For your brother, the being closest to you [...]
Springtime is great. It’s a time of tried and true rituals that stand the test of time. Pitches and catchers report. The spring game for your favorite college football team. The white of winter giving way to rain and warming temperatures as nature begins to awaken from her slumber. And, of course, there is the [...]
With Father’s Day right around the corner, there are a zillion things out there to get for your favorite man of the house. One of the questions is what do you get the dad that has everything? It’s always a tough one to answer. When it comes to my “needs” for Fathers Day, I literally [...]
One of my favorite tropes of the blaxploitation era was the black guy that’s awesome at martial arts, and the king of that smooth was Jim Kelly. An excerpt from Kelly’s classic, Black Belt Jones. Warning – some strong language. And much ass kickery!!
Are you the type of parent that screams and yells at the kids when things get out of control? After the kids have been bickering all day do you let loose with a raised-voice assault on those ungrateful brats? If so, welcome to the club. In an informal poll I conducted on Twitter, 4 parents [...]
Life-long friendships in your life serve as a great example to your kids on the importance of long-term relationships.