Childhood Family

Thank you for playing

Last week, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison drew headlines when he posted on his Facebook page that he would have his kids return the “participation trophies” they received. Among his choice words, he said, “While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy.”


Who’s that crying behind those Foster Grants?

If the Foster Grant sunglass company was looking to update their 1970s ad campaign, they could have easily filmed me the other day, along with the modified tagline, “Who’s that behind those Foster Grants? And why is he crying?”


Baby, you can drive my car. Occasionally.

allielicense1 allielicense2

Last week, I told you my daughter was about to turn 15 and was preparing to take the test to get her learner’s permit.

This week, I write to inform you that the world has one more driver in it, and she’s not as horrible at it as you might think.

Adventures Childhood Family

Happy birthday, Allie-Bear

Happy 15th birthday to my Allie-Bear.

I haven’t publicly called my daughter Allie-Bear in a long time, mainly because she threatened never to speak to me again if I did, sometime around a fourth-grade field trip I was chaperoning.