Parenting Until Failure

   Please excuse the late night post. This one’s a little different – a random scribble from a notebook (one of many) that I keep. What makes it different is that it is a poem. I don’t usually write poetry mainly because it is not my thing.  The idea came from a workout – the … Read more

Attitude is Everything

   One of the coolest things I got to do while at Dad 2.0 (besides reading one of my own pieces) was meeting and interviewing Hall of Famer Michael Strahan.  Strahan was appearing courtesy of Meta Wellness and was talking specifically about #Heart2Heart conversations that men need to have about their health. He shared a … Read more

Dear Oren 

Dear Oren,  I think it is only right that I send you some thoughts after this year’s Dad 2.0. I have a feeling you would have been proud of how this community has grown and is continuing to grow. Though you weren’t there, your fingerprints were everywhere.  I saw an image of you in the … Read more

A Gift from Gran

The last gift my grandmother gave me was a cologne pack. I’ve kept the cologne and only break it out for special occasions. Today is one of those days. I have the honor of reading this post about her family at the Dad 2.0 Summit. It’s been many years since I have seen you and … Read more

A Car That Works Like a Parent

   I have always viewed the Toyota Camry as a grownup car. There is an air of responsibility, safety, and durability. I’ll never forget the time my roommate from college got one. It was one of those post college moments when you realize that one of your close friends had grown up – and maybe … Read more

Dreams Can Change the World

  Can you encapsulate a dream in a picture? Maybe not. But maybe you can capture what inspires one.  Not long ago this was the norm. My parents drank from fountains like this- it’s that recent in our history. This picture symbolizes so many things. How precious dreams are. How powerful dreams are. How dangerous … Read more