Category Archives: Family

Dads: How To Help the Kids Christmas Shop For Mom

It’s that time of year when Dads like me have the unique job of helping the younger kids get Christmas gifts for their mom.  My kids are young enough to not have jobs but old enough to eat like grown … Continue reading

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Life with Lexi – Slow Morning

Lexi is our 13 year old daughter.  She has Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) and Autism.  This is a little sample of our lives, written as a letter from father to daughter.   Lexi, I could tell right away that you … Continue reading

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Bike Ride

“Let’s go on a bike ride, dad.  Maybe you should take our picture while we’re riding.” Done, lad.  Done.  ‘Twas a good trip. At this stage we usually go 3-5 miles.  I can see the day in the future where … Continue reading

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The Unicorn and the Butcher

My dad came out to spend a few days with us which was downright fantastic and pretty cool.  Most of the time was filled with the common weekend stuff — family whatnot, some schoolwork (on a Saturday, no less) and … Continue reading

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I am the Mario Generation

Our 8 year old Zac and I spend a few minutes each morning playing Super Mario World. I’ve had this particular SNES deck since high school, played it regularly in college — more than a few classes were missed because … Continue reading

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Teenage

I am now the father of a teen.  Now, for a lively season, her age will end with the suffix “-teen”, as in “six-teen going on seven-teen.” Thankfully, we’re only at thir-teen. I remember when she was just thir. Physically, … Continue reading

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Walk This Way

I walk with our boys to school this morning, as I do most mornings.  Donning my prescribed Michigan attire, I wore my gym shorts and sandals (because it’s warm) and hoddie (because it’s cold).  The sun was on its way … Continue reading

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