On November 11, 2014, one year ago today, the world lost someone it barely had time to know: Eddie. He was just 18 months old. I started writing this post in February. I normally spend about 15 or 20 minutes writing these but this one has been an exception. I’ve been friends with Eddie’s parents
I don’t remember how old I was when people stopped reading to me at my bedtime. These days I get read to most nights. At some point, the girls’ bedtime went from us reading to them to them reading to us. I find the whole thing fascinating. Both girls have always enjoyed books. We went
Today Chloe turns 6. Hard to believe another year has passed. Last year I wrote about how Chloe had essentially started to come out of her shell. I think its safe to say that she obliterated that shell this year. “Mommy, what do I need to do, right now, to make sure I don’t have a
Today Julianna turned 7. Less than 48 hours ago, I was living vicariously through my friend Corey as he was literally hours away from going to the hospital with his wife to meet their 1st child. I found myself easily reliving the emotions associated with the anticipation of the “about to meet my kid” situation.
I’m a nerd. If you’ve read any of my previous posts (or you know me), you already know this to be true. For my professional life, I’m a Co-Founder and the CTO of a company called Dunwello (www.dunwello.com). I have been writing software the better part of like a hundred years and working for startups
“Daddy, what’s the situation with death?” Not long ago, I wrote about my Great Aunt Charlotte passing away. That event has inspired all sorts of interesting and reasonably difficult conversations over the last few months with Julianna. For this post, and for the record, Chloe is not particularly interested in these matters yet which is
Of the rest of her life. My wife and I just dropped Julianna off at the bus stop for her first day of camp. If you know me well, you might imagine what a tremendously huge deal that was for me. I’ve been absent from the blog for a while for all the usual reasons.
My Great Aunt Charlotte died today. Great as defined by the family tree. Great as defined by humanity. When is the right time to explain death to your kids? I thought about it for a long time over the last 6-8 months. I’m pretty lucky to have lots of older people in and around my
Today Chloe Turns 5. I feel like I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: what a year. I’ve said it many times on this blog and I’ll continue to do so: My kids are completely different and incredibly similar. Julianna enjoys being the center of attention. She is happy on stage, performing in
Today Julianna turned 6. I’m not positive but I think I need to start thinking about her as a big girl now. This morning when she woke up, my wife and I went in to give her obnoxious birthday attention that feels “this” close to warranting eye-rolls. I sort of picked her up and held