I was like a lot of kids right out of high school, no clue what to do and not trying too hard to figure it out. Growing a beard and … Continue reading Monkey Business – a short story
The last few months of the millennium weren’t exactly a lucrative time to be a real estate agent. At least, not for me. Too many of my meager commissions ended … Continue reading Y Not? – A short story
Originally published as I Never Imagined Taking My Son to School the First Time Would Be So Brutal – Fatherly.com 10/15/18 My son and I stared down the long linoleum … Continue reading The Gauntlet
(Originally published on Big Easy Magazine – 9/1/18) There was a commercial on the other day that caught my eye, which is surprising considering I never listen to commercials. They … Continue reading BEARDS, FLIP-FLOPS AND BURP CLOTHS: Stay-at-Home Dads in the Big Easy
(Originally published on New Orleans Moms Blog – 7/24/18) “Hey, Super Dad!” A construction worker clapped and hollered in my direction as if The Lion King was wrapping up at the Saenger. For … Continue reading Super Dad?
Recent studies show that yelling at children can have traumatic effects on their development and often leads to aggressive behavior later in life. However, there is overwhelming evidence that yelling … Continue reading Yelling At Your Kids: Still a viable option?
Principal Marvin Jenkins Oakwood Elementary New Orleans, LA Dear Principal Jenkins, My son Shane, a student in Mrs. Brown’s Tiny Tots class, brought something to my attention that I find … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Son’s Principal – What’s being done about all this lava?
I was out for a walk with my kids when I came upon this car parked across the sidewalk. The driver made sure to pull right up to a trailer … Continue reading Parking On The Sidewalk – A fun and creative way to give back to your community!
This is a photograph of the kid’s playroom. Not exactly, but pretty close. Toys have been buried so long they’re considered collector’s items. I’m going to dig until I find … Continue reading Toys “R” Us Closed and Moved Their Inventory to My House
One thing’s for sure, staying at home with a three year old and a nine month old is by far the hardest thing I’ve done in my life. The Bar … Continue reading Where to now?
So, this is the first day of my new life at home. I am no longer working full time in an office. I’ve switched to part-time working from home. I … Continue reading Out of the Office
Hey all, trying to get back to writing more regularly. Shane is a busy kid but lately he’s let me get some writing time in! I’m working on editing a … Continue reading Back to Work
My wife has given me permission to walk again this year with the Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Club here in New Orleans! She is going to stay at home … Continue reading Happy St. Paddy’s Day from New Orleans!