I hate chores. They are usually lonely endeavors filled with sweat, labor, and frustration. What makes matters worse is that a majority of the outdoor chores are ones that the kids are not old enough to do (read: I can’t trust them to do them without having to redo what I asked them to do).
I just turned 40 a few weeks ago. For 40 years I lived as a loser. That all changed tonight. For a lifetime and a quarter, my hometown of Cleveland found every painful way to twist the proverbial knife in the back of our fanhood. I witnessed collapses in every sport. Rumors of curses, disdain
It was never about boxing. Even The Greatest would admit that truth. But the boxing helped to make him a folk hero – something larger than life. The boxing enabled him to move into the living rooms and hearts of so many people. Something that would have been especially difficult for a black man at
I was awake to see the clock tick all the way down to the double zeroes. It was a familiar scene, and maybe a metaphorical one even, no time left on the clock and my time had fewer points. I watched the familiar scene of my team (this time the Cleveland Cavaliers) sulk their way
There’s still time. Summer is just beginning, but the learning never really ends, right? Did you know that Frito-Lay 2 Go Variety Packs have partnered with the ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers)? What this means is that through June 5th families can receive a free kid’s pass to participating ASTC member science centers with the purchase
I am a big fan of Disney. I always have been a fan of the movies, but not so much the amusement park. That all changed when my wife convinced me to agree to a two day trip to Disney with my then 2 year-old daughter. Let’s just say that it converted me.
Poop Deck Community, I’m anticipating a pretty fun summer, so I am doing some rearranging of the blog. One of those things I am modifying is my About page, but before I delete the original, I thought I would stick it in a “new” blog post. Kind of a fun way to remember my
Disclosure: I have partnered with Life of Dad and Restonic Mattress for this promotion As an English teacher, one of my jobs is to look for themes in literature. One of the most common subjects in these literary themes? Sleep. And I’m not referring to the naps that I may occasionally take during lunch.
I wrote this after my son’s party this past weekend, but chose to wait to share it now on his birthday. Sorry for all the metaphorical, figurative language, but that’s where this English teacher’s head was. Enjoy. I doubt the trees know what I am thinking, and somehow I doubt that they would care, but
I waited a long time for this movie. Thanks to Fandango a whole group of us got to go to the premiere of Captain America: Civil War. Civil War is by far my favorite Marvel movie to date. And there are so many reasons why the movie worked, but here are three specifically: 1. The