Today is the 365th day, the final page in the book of a year that is hard to think about as a whole. To anoint 2008 as a fractured piece of living would be an understatement, and for as much joy as there has been - the triumph of conception - there is too much [...]
It was not the best of times, it was not the worst of times - it simply was time that passed by in a wrapped and snowy form that felt something like Christmas. My in-laws came to spend the week in our too-small-for-guests condo, and it became apparent quite early in the visit that it [...]
It’s hard for me not to view today as the start of the rest of my life, the beginning of a chapter that was never to be written in a book that should have been over by now.
At sixteen years old and nearly 500 pounds, I was told by a doctor that I would be [...]
One hour from now, Constance and I will be awaiting our last appointment with the OB/GYN before we move across the office to finish off our pregnancy under the care of midwives.
Oh, did I fail to mention we’re switching to the midwives? Did I, in the midst of all the stupid things I do remember [...]
A few years back, I was lounging in bed while Constance was getting ready for work. She had been trying to lose some weight for a month or so, stepping for 30 minutes at a time and doing an ad-hoc version of Weight Watchers, and when I looked up at her, gazing at my lovely [...]
To say that Joel Osteen and I posit ourselves on opposite sides of the globe in terms of values, beliefs and lifestyles would be an accurate statement, if not a wee bit of an understatement. That’s not to say I think he’s a bad guy – my knowledge of him extends to accidental pulpit sightings [...]
I’m still in my pajamas - my favorite Princeton sweatpants and long-sleeved Riddell shirt. And no, I did not forget to get dressed for the second time this week, although knowing me it wouldn’t be such a stretch. I am, in fact, sick and thus am working from home today. It’s no surprise, really, since [...]
Yes, it is true. My lovely wife has been stolen from me for the week by her employer, deployed to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina for some asinine team bonding. As much as I miss her, which is an indescribable amount, I’m far more relieved that I’m not the one who is being [...]
Babies R Us hasn’t exactly emerged as a significant fount of knowledge during my adult education. I always have loathed the placating backward ‘r’ and I still harbor resentment for the time they wouldn’t let me send a gift to my sister with the always controversial word “poop” digitally printed on the card. My preconceived [...]
Two inches of snow fell overnight, which did not factor well into my Saturday morning plan. It was aggressive enough as it was without having to scrape and uncover the car on what felt like the coldest day of my life. As it turns out, it wasn’t so much that it was cold but that [...]