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 →

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 17: Examining my birth year

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: Hop on the internet and search for the biggest news stories in the year you were born. Infoplease is a great resource for this. Think about how these news stories, or even statistics, may have shaped your childhood or who you are today. For example, the Continue Reading →

AoM Journaling Challenge Day 7: A week of posting

Today’s AoM Journaling Challenge: You’ve made it one week! Reflect on what this newfound practice has been like. Getting through the first seven consecutive days is truly the hardest part. Have you enjoyed it? Has it been difficult? Has it been what you expected? I’ve made it to one week Continue Reading →

Triste en Mayo: How I lost my fave burger place & more on Cinco de Mayo

I usually make it a point to not go out to eat on Cinco de Mayo or El Día de la Batalla de Puebla, as it should be called, since the U.S. festivities tend towards  perpetuating negative stereotypes of Mexicans. It’s a personal choice. I just don’t want to set Continue Reading →

Nature Is Amazing In Slow Motion

Have you ever taken the time to think about what really happens around us when living things- insects, cats, people move? There is more than meets the eye in these seemingly simple movements. These three videos by The Slow Mo Guys on YouTube show you exactly why that damselfly may Continue Reading →

Rain & Relaxation >> Sunday Sense

Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby   ~~Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967)  American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. It is a rainy, gray Sunday in Connecticut. Normally, I’m Continue Reading →

Spring Cleaning Your Life

I never really understood the phrase, “Spring Cleaning” until I had to move myself across state borders once and clean for my life together with Christine (my then fiancée) so that we could get married and join two apartments worth of stuff. A lot of physical cleaning took place. In the process of Continue Reading →

5 Steps to Dealing With Job Search Rejection

It’s been a while since I posted because I spent most of the month of January prepping for a single job posting. That’s right. Just one! January proved to be a drought month in regards to leads for jobs in my field. On January 3, I discovered a single  posting Continue Reading →

New Year’s Resolutions- 2012 >> Sunday Sense

“If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” ~Jack Dixon (Author) Looking on Facebook and Twitter, I have been looking over New Year’s Resolutions updates.  I ran across this quote as I was looking for inspiration about changes for my own Continue Reading →