It’s September and we’re in the midst of the happiest two weeks of the year for parents (at least those who aren’t teachers) all over the country. It’s Back to … Continue reading Five ways to help your Grandkids get Back to School
Stories, thoughts, and lessons learned about getting older, being a poppop and father and son..
The last great garden war has begun. The fragile detente that has existed between our realm and The Ivy since the First Great Garden war of 1995 has shattered. And … Continue reading The Last Great Garden War
Sometimes I think your mom should have named you Joy. Don’t get me wrong. You have a perfectly wonderful name, one I love to sing to you, one that fits … Continue reading Baby’s First
I love my gardens. I grow several throughout the yard. Splashes of color and light, a mixture of the natural and artifice. I’m an inconstant gardener, often not planting for years … Continue reading How does my Garden Grow?
It hardly seems possible that two years have passed since I wrote about you turning 16. It feels like an eye-blink, like I took a short nap and suddenly you’re … Continue reading To my Middle-Baby Upon Your High School Graduation
On July 4th, at 1:23 PM, my much-too-young Middle Baby brought my first grandchild into the world. She’s a little early – about 10 years according to the plan I … Continue reading On Being a Poppop
My stepfather died twelve years ago today. I had wanted to write a post reflecting on this, on all he meant to me and about the impact he made in … Continue reading In Memory of a Great One
I turn 44 this week, and aside from the wonderful alliteration of the age, I had found little to celebrate as I continue this ongoing trudge through middle-age. Then that … Continue reading Fat and Forty-Four
The Windowman sat in front of the computer, the wafer of RAM gripped lightly in his hand as he peered into the guts of this infernal device that had become … Continue reading The Adventures of the Windowman
My middle baby turns 16 this week. It has been an extraordinary journey, watching our sweet, little Bubbles metamorph into an equally sweet, gorgeous young lady with a world full … Continue reading On turning 16
As I mentioned last week, my oldest baby just graduated High School. As hard as it is for me to believe that I’m old enough to be the parent of … Continue reading Papa Knipp’s advice for his High School Graduate