May the odds be ever in your favor.

Captain’s Log.  Spring Break Chronicles.  Diaper Date 1661.  This has not been the most auspicious start to the Captain’s Spring Break.    Mrs. Captain arrived to pick up the Captain for an impromptu date to see The Hunger Games.  This is where the day turned.  The movie was awesome – pretty true to the book without … Read more

Testing. Testing. One. Two. Three?

Captain’s Log.  Daddy Chronicles.  Diaper Date 1652.  Sunday morning I watched an interview with Reid Hoffman (of LinkedIn fame).  He said something that stuck with me.  He said that he is in a state of permanent beta.   Beta (in techno terms) means still testing, not finished, incomplete.  He continued to say that despite being … Read more

Walking While Black?

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 1653.  Serious post.  This is one of those days that I simply can’t reconcile as a father.  By now you have probably heard of the case (or lack thereof) of Trayvon Martin.  His murder (termed reluctantly as such by the City Manager) has set off a number of emotions.  … Read more

The Monstrosity

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 1649.  The weekend has ended. The Captain has never been so excited to return back to school.  There are no bolts to tighten, boards to lift, or slides to assemble. The monstrosity has been assembled and sits defiantly in the backyard. It would not exist without the Captain’s neighbor.  … Read more

The Bully

Captain’s Log. Daddy Chronicles. Diaper Date 1646. It is Friday and that should be a good thing.  However, today the Captain feels like that kid that picked on the school bully and now has a date with destiny behind the schoolhouse after the last bell.  You know, one of those, “Oh. So you think you’re … Read more

The Captain Gets An Award

The Captain Received An Award!  Captain’s Log.  Daddy Chronicles.  Diaper Date 1644ish.  I recently received a Facebook Post from an awesome Mommy Blogger You Know It Happens At Your House Too alerting me that she had awarded me the Sunshine Award.  The Captain blushed.  He is humbled, happy, and honored.  Unbeknownst to You Know It … Read more

My Son Ate Honest Abe

Captain’s Log.  Daddy Chronicles.  Diaper Date 1644. A penny saved is a penny earned.  The Captain is pretty accustomed to changing diapers.  The scent of waste is no longer daunting.  Not to say that the Captain welcomes it, or is going to bottle it and sell it as a fragrance, but it is simply an … Read more

Captain Gray Beard

Captain’s Log.  Daddy Chronicles.  Diaper Date 1642.  The Captain isn’t getting any younger.  It is funny, but the Captain remembers being youthful and all of his coworkers remarking how he was one of the youngest members on staff.  Then a few things happened.  One year, a coworker called him “Sir”.  Not a sir out of … Read more