My Precious

I love my daughter unconditionally. She is only five and sometimes she can be frustrating and annoying and stubborn and, well, you probably get the picture. Still, she’s 100% awesome all the time.

One-word inspiration: Treasure (Writing 101 assignment)

For the third Writing 101 assignment I’m supposed to take a word from a list of words and write about it.  The words in the list were: TREASURE, REGRET, HOME, LOVE, UNCERTAINTY, and SECRET.  I chose treasure.  The reason I chose that word was because I felt the way I thought of that word may…

Things I Like (Writing 101 assignment)

Ok so the second assignment for writing 101 I’m supposed to make a list and one of the suggestions is a list of things I like.  I wasn’t really crazy about this idea at first because I thought it was to simplistic and cheesy but then I realized that for me it is actually a…

Don’t let it Sno

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Gimme.”     When I was a little kid I kept seeing these commercials for this toy called a Snoopy Snow Cone Maker.  It was snoopy and it made yummy things so I wanted it.  You put it together, drop and ice-cube in and turn the crank. …

In search of a known unknown

So, as part of’s Blogging 101 I was supposed to write a blog targeted at what I thought my blog’s “ideal audience” was.  The problem is, I don’t really know who that would be.  When I do write I just write whatever comes to mind even though I am aware that writing with an…

This I believe: On Becoming a Dad

I wrote this several years ago for a college English class.  It ended up being posted on the website This I Believe. On Becoming a Dad Becoming a parent changes everything. Or so I was told. I knew things were going to be different when I was told I was going to be a dad….

Amazing Grace?

This is my daughter.  She is four years old.  Her name is Grace. Grace is amazing. A few months before she was born I wanted to find some things with her name on them so my first thought was to go look at religious bookstores.  That makes sense right?  After all the whole idea of god’s…

Why (not) me?

So, just as many other people have asked, I have sometimes wondered “why me?” when something happens to me.  The other day I got to thinking “why not me?”  Why am I not in need or in danger like so many people? Why am I not something else or somewhere else in the world?

Love Story

Before my daughter was born in 2010 I had all sorts of ideas of what I would and would not do as a dad. One of the things I had mentioned to many people is that I didn’t want her to do the whole princess thing. So why do I now think that the anti-princess idea is stupid?