Wooden Sunglasses Worth the Investment

It’s difficult enough to find a regular pair of glasses to wear, so I thought that the quest for a pair of wooden sunglasses worth the investment would be nearly impossible. I had resorted to using plastic sunglasses that I could quickly slap on for driving, but I couldn’t really Continue Reading →

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Responsibly

It’s that time of year again: Cinco de Mayo. Margaritas, tacos, and tequila will be had. Many Americans will celebrate a holiday that they know little about which has been the cause of the occasional controversy. I’ll be prepared to get asked questions and provide answers. The top three questions I get asked Continue Reading →

My Pole Fitness Journey So Far

I started pole fitness as a way to scratch an itch, as the saying goes. I had always danced socially since I was child and later danced with performing groups. (Dancing was kind of a requirement in my family since every party always has music playing and music was part Continue Reading →

Tired fathers, tired mothers, and toughing it out

Tired fathers understand that tired mothers have it tough, too. Tuesday, April 5, marked the end of my three week parental leave and my first full day back at work. I’m aware at how fortunate I am to have been able to get a long parental leave that didn’t require me Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 20: On Nostalgia & Grad School

Babies bring life delays everywhere, force you to prioritize time in different ways, and consider the past and the future. I put the daily challenge on hold until things were a little more stable, but here we are: Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Think about the period of your life in Continue Reading →

First Two Weeks of Being a Dad

I’ve survived my first 2 weeks of being a dad. For me, fatherhood is a journey that I have been on since I first found out I was becoming a father and a dad. The adventure kicked off in a whole new way with baby Alexander’s physical arrival. Fatherhood and by automatic Continue Reading →

Welcoming our first child

It’s official! Our inside baby has officially become an outside baby and we have welcomed our first child into our home. We have taken his arrival in stride since we have been preparing for so long. Christine and I agreed I could tweet about his arrival until the point where her Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 19: Deep Listening

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Reflect on your romantic relationship(s), and identify one area in which you’d like to improve. Be it your wife, fiance, or new girlfriend, there’s sure to be something you can do to make the relationship even better. If you don’t have a romantic partner in your Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 18: Tangible Connections

  Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Identify one project you’d like to complete with your hands. There’s something special about a man doing work with his bare hands, and most men today have lost that. Maybe you want to start a garden, or build a workbench in your garage. Maybe you’ve Continue Reading →