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Month: April 2017

The Secret to a Happy Marriage? Always Be Prepared

Glen and I have been together for 10 years. In that time, we have gone through a lot that we have been unprepared for. Probably because we spend way too much time preparing for very very unlikely scenarios instead. Like Read more…


What the French Call Les Incompetents

Home Alone is one of the greatest cinematic achievements of our time. (Not up for debate.) So when Glen and I overslept last Friday, the morning I was supposed to take him and the kids to the airport, it was kind Read more…


Life is a Highway, I (Don’t) Want To Drive It All Night Long

I’m not a great driver. Not like “scary, shouldn’t be on the road” level, but if we were partners on the Amazing Race you’d probably want to take the wheel. It would be more pleasant for everyone. Generally I feel Read more…


Always Be Batman

“Jack, what do you want to be when you grow up?” “A firefighter, or a doctor.” “That’s awesome, buddy! What do you think Norah is going to be when she grows up?” (Thoughtful pause) “Batman.” That seems about right. Jack Read more…


Full-Contact Easter

As we all know, Easter is traditionally a holiday centered around full-contact no-holds-barred athletic competition. (Wait, no? Really? That’s not a generally accepted way to celebrate the mystery of our faith? Weird.) Get Your Head in the Game Our family Read more…


Everything is Sticky: Magical House Cleaning Chocolate Chip Cookies

We have a two year old and a ten month old, so everything is sticky. Everything. It’s gotten to the point where if a surface in my house is clean for more than 30 seconds I get uncomfortable and throw Read more…


Cheers to 60 Years

This past weekend we celebrated my grandparent’s 60th wedding anniversary. Yes, 60. Get out of town; that must be a typo. Nope, totally true. Now I have a couple posts in the queue about my marriage and how it’s equal parts Read more…


The Time I Almost Destroyed a Summer Camp Musical Production

All the World’s a Stage, and I Should Really Be In the Audience I spent five summers as a proctor (fancy name for camp counselor) at Project Contemporary Competitiveness – PCC (really fancy name for summer camp). As a proctor Read more…