SAVE THE DATE: My teen son’s first short film ‘Desperation’ debuts on YouTube Aug. 1 Thumbnail

I won’t give away any secrets but I will say that my son Jonathan’s first short film surprised me in two ways: 1. It has a high production value look and feel and 2. the subject […] Read more

Puberty – and ‘The Talk’ – Scares the Crap Out of Me Thumbnail

My son Jonathan just started middle school and wouldn’t you know it?  Two weeks after the school year began and a month after he joined his new tween tackle football team, Jonathan casually called his […] Read more

How we met NFL star Ray Lewis

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Baltimore Ravens star linebacker Ray Lewis recently read the story I wrote about my son’s football dreams and decided he wanted to come watch him play yesterday. Well, ok, maybe that’s not exactly true but he […] Read more

The Benchwarmer and the Water Boy

The Benchwarmer and the Water Boy Thumbnail

Taking your 11-year-old son to be the benchwarmer on his tackle football team every Saturday for an entire season is infuriating.  That’s not why we paid $300 for him to join a tackle football team […] Read more

Day 7 of Family Road Trip from Miami to Alaska: Crisis and Chaos in the PapiMobile Thumbnail

  Day 7 of our family road trip from Miami to Alaska was a day straight out of vacation HELL.  Everything that could have gone wrong seemed to have gone wrong times two on our […] Read more