childhood memories

2014 July

Why I should be named Son-in-Law of the Year

2017-07-19T00:56:44-04:00July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

I was on the phone this morning and got the question – again – ‘so what’s it like being married to someone so decorated?’ I figured the fellow meant this, not the chocolate cake we gave Jon for his birthday party the other day, although it was, I must say, a fine cake, covered in black, red [...]

2013 January

Taking your soul on a weekend getaway

2017-01-31T23:18:43-04:00January 7th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

So we’re on a ferry going from Whidbey Island to the coast of Washington State. His name is Paul and he’s a writing colleague of mine, an American from Chicago who has the same name as my best friend when I was a boy. He and I are students studying an MFA in Creative Writing [...]