Touchy Feely

The first time I ever heard the saying was in third or fourth grade. My mother, father, sister and I lived in Carper Apartments in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but Dad wasn’t home. We lived in a townhouse that faced the far end of the road, so I excitedly stared out...

  • July 1, 2018
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Hitting the “1” button next to the elevator, I’d caught a glimpse of my shirt sleeve, then my entire outfit. It was the third straight day I’d worn the same thing. There’s no way I don’t stink by now, I thought as the doors opened. I suppose it isn’t uncommon...

  • May 24, 2018

About a year ago, my wife began dropping hints about starting a family. While we agreed before marriage that we both wanted children, we never discussed exactly when. Turned out, my thinking was more “anytime before the apocalypse would be fine” while she was more “let’s conceive yesterday”. I had...

  • June 17, 2017

If there was ever an event, occasion, or holiday that snuck up on you at the last minute, leaving you without an appropriate gift or card, there was an excellent chance Mom would have you covered. I can’t tell you how many times I procrastinated buying something for someone and she’d...

  • May 31, 2017
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(Note: This blog was originally posted on, a blog I managed when I lived in New York City. That blog will be taken down soon, and I’ll be moving all of that content here, post-dated at its original dates.)   When you live over a thousand miles away from...

  • November 30, 2015