Happy Mother’s Day 2014

Today I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to the three mother’s in my life. To Phyllis, my Mother-In-Law, thank you so much for bringing my beautiful wife into this world and being the grandmother to my children. It is always nice when you come for a visit and we look forward to the next time you can make it here. To Marianna, my mom, I miss you so much and getting to see you last fall was a great … Continue reading


Free Comic Book Day 2014

This past Saturday was Free Comic Book Day and Tracy found us an awesome event at Spandex City Comics, so we loaded up the family and headed out. We started out with a visit with a pair of Scout Troopers from the 501st Regiment North Carolina Chapter. The two guys that were there were absolutely awesome. They talked with us and the kids and were more than happy to pose for pictures.  Katie was pretty impressed with them and did not … Continue reading


Like A Caveman!

Adventures in Paleo Dieting Some time ago I tried the Whole Foods thing, and I really enjoyed it, but Tracy’s pregnancy and a busy life made keeping up with the whole foods thing almost impossible, so it was abandoned in favor of our more traditional diet of processed foods and eating out. Don’t get me wrong, we are not horrible eaters for the most part. Just like most people, we have good days and bad days, but we try to … Continue reading


Happy Birthday, Tracy

    Today is my wife’s birthday. I would tell you how old  is, but I like getting to spend the night in the same bed as her. She is amazing and I cannot imagine my life without her.  Here, on my blog, you get to read my writing and occasionally I share a little bit about my life, but I don’t often speak about how central to my life she is. She is there for me every day, no … Continue reading


40th Birthday Approaching

So this is the year when I turn forty. Being the end of the next full decade of life, this is supposed to be one of those years that I look back at how little I have accomplished and how little time I have left on this planet. I don’t feel like doing that. I have lived a pretty good life so far, and yes, there are things I screwed up, but without those I wouldn’t have the life I … Continue reading