My birthday was last week; I just got the most amazing presents and I wanted to share. First, Alex. It needs a little backstory. Alex often awards me with a “bad daddy” or a “good daddy”. For example, let’s say I don’t let him order desert: “Bad daddy!” If I beat him in a game, … More Best Birthday Presents
First, some exposition In 2016… I did a lot of volunteering for the Hillary campaign. I knocked on doors, made calls, gave money. But in reality, I wasn’t doing it because I was excited about Hillary (I liked her all right). My primary motivation was fear. So when Trump won, it hit me with a … More Stumping for Warren (How Alex won my vote)
“It breaks your heart. It was designed to break your heart.” That’s the opening of Bart Giamatti’s “The Green Fields of the Mind.” It’s an essay about the end of the season that talks about how baseball promises to suspend time, and how every year you believe it can, only to have it betray you. … More It breaks your heart
Hey-o! It’s been a while, but greatness takes time. My uncle Coddy and I have written a song about Spring Training. Check it out:
Here are the salient facts: The AAU National Diving Championships are in California from July 18-22 Shani is taking Alex This leaves me and Jack on our own The Chicago Cubs are home that weekend The conclusion was obvious. Or so it seemed. But then I started looking at making it happen. Flights were super … More Big plans
When Bodak Yellow comes on, and you hit the dance floor, and you are in the mob of 13-year-olds… 1) For the opening lyrics, you are all clear to sing. Said little b%$#@, you can’t f%&* with me If you wanted to These expensive, these is red bottoms These is bloody shoes Alex says: “They will … More Bat-mitzvah Etiquette Regarding Cardi B
Let me paint you a portrait of our evening this past weekend. Friday: Jack and Alex both home and without plans. Saturday: I went out and met two friends for a drink. Returned at 9 PM. Jack and Alex both home without plans. They’re both just there. Sitting in our living room. And I find … More The Bizarre Reality of Parenting Teenagers on a Saturday Night
Alex and I went for a hike this past weekend to Sadsbury Woods in Pennsylvania. We had a great time. Heavy snowmelt left entire sections of the trail muddy, so we so we had to navigate through twigs and fields of prickers yelling ouch!and laughing. We crossed an overflowing stream using sticks for … More Speaking Of…
Exciting news — the Stadium Guide that Jack and I created (with help) is in the local paper! Check out this awesome article. Expect to hear more about the guide in the next couple of weeks!
Tickets are purchased and lodging secured. We are a go. Even more exciting, the Red Sox have responded to Jack’s request for press access.