8 years ago I began writing this blog as a perspective on becoming a parent through the eyes of the adult. I wanted So Long Freedom to be a place where I honestly said what we all were thinking (or thought) as we became adults, “Oh shit.” At times it was hard to not let […]Read more "So Long to So Long Freedom"
One of the great things about having little boys is teaching them to pee standing up. You just take off their diaper and set them free in the back yard for an afternoon. Seriously, they figure out the whole peeing in the bushes thing like how a cat finds their litter box. As a dad, […]Read more "Men Who Pee Sitting Down"
Today is a very special day I circled on my calendar a lifetime ago…a day I once feared I might never see. Today is my 10-year anniversary of quitting smoking. Yes, yes – accolades and congratulations…but seriously…I was a smoker? That seems so odd to me now. I wasn’t a casual smoker either, I smoked […]Read more "10 Years Ago Today, I Saved My Life."
Almost 40 years ago, my parents moved to Wichita, KS when my father accepted a marketing position at the corporate headquarters of Pizza Hut. I was born soon after and the rest, they say, is history. The story of my father’s rise to pizza and rent-to-own infamy is well documented…but this story isn’t about him. […]Read more "Retirement: So Long Honorary Mom"
Max has lice. Show of hands…who just got the creepy crawlies up their neck. Yeah. There are bug living in my 5-year old’s hair…and laying eggs. When you put it like that, it’s friggin disgusting. However, according to the CDC “an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States […]Read more "Lice To The Max!"