Monthly Archive: March, 2012

Why I decided get rid of my stuff

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I’ve been overwhelmed a lot lately. Something’s been tugging at me, pulling me under, causing stress in my life that I can’t identify. I haven’t been sure how… Continue reading

Happy Anniversary Karen:13 years in 13 pictures

Dear Karen, Happy 13th anniversary. I love you. Here’s a recap of the first 13. We met on March 27th, 1998 in Murfreesboro, TN. 3 months later we were engaged and planned the… Continue reading

Being a dad is all I need

Dear Max, Being a dad is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me. I’ll be honest though, it’s also hard sometimes. When you and your sisters came into my life I accepted… Continue reading

5 Ways to be a faster swimmer

I’m often asked for swimming advice, so I thought I’d post my most frequent tips here: Swim downhill – Most rookie swimmers tend to drag their legs like an anchor behind them. This… Continue reading

9 Ways to Survive Twin 3 year olds (or How Twin 3 year old are like Gremlins)

Meet Max and Kate, my twin 3 year olds. Sure, they look cute, but if you give them :30 unsupervised seconds they’ll turn your home into a scene from (insert post apocolypse movie… Continue reading

Watching your kids grow and the inevitable slope of time

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, A few years ago I remember sitting on the front porch on a warm spring day. I was feeling melancholy that day despite the weather change that normally… Continue reading

Inspiration, VIP parties, mud, BBQ, and getting lucky: Dad 2.0 Vision Quest Part 2

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, After the emotional trip to Dad 2.0 I wanted to just kick back and have some fun with the other writers and dads. I met so many cool… Continue reading

One Dad’s Vision Quest at Dad 2.0 Summit part 1

Dear Izzy Max, and Kate, I boarded an airplane last Thursday morning bound for Austin, TX. The idea was to attend Dad 2.0 Summit with my old friend Michael (friends since 5th grade),… Continue reading

Don’t be afraid…

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I stumbled upon this piece of art today. My friend’s sister made it. She creates cool stuff at Pitter Patter Art. I’ll let the message speak for itself,… Continue reading

The 500

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, Mornings are one of my favorite times at our house. It seems that most of my favorite times come around our kitchen table, whether it breakfast or dinner,… Continue reading

Hello, I’m Uranus (plus the weekend training wrap up)

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, This weekend was what I consider the first big training weekend in my build up to Rev3 Half Ironman. Saturday I went on a 52 mile ride with… Continue reading

Am I Ready?

MODIFIED, EDITED AND REPUBLISHED FROM A POST WRITTEN DECEMBER 8, 2011. THOUGHT IT WAS WORTH REVISITING TODAY: Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, I recently read a blog post written by Gordo Byrn titled “Am… Continue reading

Confessions of a Bananasaurus

Dear Izzy, Max, and Kate, This morning I had a great swim. It seems that the sun and warmer temperatures are finally helping me break out of the funk I’ve been in with… Continue reading