Let Those Without Sin Hold Parenting Classes

Once upon a time, while at a Braves game with my family, I lost my daughter amid a sea of 30,000 people. (Obviously, this was a while ago.) We were in the upper deck at Turner Field, where the Kid Zone is, and my son declared his need for the potty. Since my son has […]

The Best Political Commentary Around

My two kids are amazing. The stuff they say just boggles my mind sometimes. I know every parent feels like their children are certified-Grade-A genius, but my two make me wonder how much longer I can remain near the top of the intellectual food chain in our house. To wit: an out of the blue […]

40

Today I turn 40. Things I’ve learned over my four decades: Prostate exams aren’t comfortable in the slightest, but they’re a cotton-candy-coated breeze compared to what it must feel like to give birth. Hell is outliving a child. You can’t run away from who you are, or who you’re meant to be. Christmas isn’t fun until you […]

When the Magic of Christmas Dies

PARENT WARNING: This blog post is for parents only. Do not read this where your kids can see it. Don’t read it out loud to them, either (not that you would, but I’m trying to be thorough). In fact, bookmark this post and read it after the kids go to bed.   Christmas magic died […]

A Son’s Dream, A Father’s Fear

The other day my son announced his intention to launch himself into space on a one-way journey to explore the galaxy. As his father, I should be used to him making grand, above-his-age statements (he’s only 6), but hearing my first grader calmly state his dream to die in space threw me off a bit. He was […]