Category Archives: Dad


Top 5 Albums of the Year 1. Four Tet – There Is Love In You 2. Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts 3. Jonsi – Go 4. Frightened Rabbit – The Winter of Mixed Drinks 5. The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt Albums of the Year Honorable Mentions * Broken Social Scene – […]

Age 5 in 1979

I celebrated my 36th birthday along with my older brother’s 39th birthday this weekend. For a very long time, my brother and I celebrate our birthday’s on the same day since our birthdays are about 3 weeks apart. I got to thinking about my 5th birthday in 1979. We were living in Downers Grove at […]

Mr. Mom

L. accepted a new position @ work last week – Assistant Scientific Director – and then she was promptly whisked off to Brighton, England for a conference. She knew that the chances were going to be good that she’d have to go, so the wedding we were supposed to be at this past weekend in […]

Weird Conversations

It’s that time in Mr. I’s preschool class where all of the 5+ year olds are leaving his class and going to real Kindergarten. I say real Kindergarten because these are the same kids who don’t take naps during naptime and go to some mysterious room for something called “Pre K.” Anyway, Mr. I and […]