Retirement: So Long Honorary Mom

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. […]

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Back To School

While putting in 10-14 hour days at the office isn’t my definition of a “fun time,” I do appreciate the fact that it is a change of scenery that affords me perspective on family, parenthood, and my children (2 and 4) I might not get if I were home all day with the boys.  My […]

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First Day Of School

Today is the first day of school for both Max (3) and Dodge (1).  I say School…but it is Preschool.  Maybe Dodge is in Day Care?  I don’t know…all I know is they are not in the house and my wife Kate is back teaching the fall semester at Wichita State.  Yay!  Sanity shall return […]

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Mother’s Day is Wife’s Day

Yesterday was Mother’s Day…which if you have small children means it is actually “Wife’s Day.”  I’m sure my 1-year old Dodge meant to say “Happy Mother’s Day” when he slapped her in the chest crying to be put down for his nap.  I’m sure my 3-year old Max meant to say “Happy Mother’s Day” when […]

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Dodge Walks!

No, the title of this article is not a poster for a 1950’s science fiction movie or the name of my hipster bluegrass banjo album.  Dodge, my 11-month old, has started walking.  My wife Kate and I took our first ever vacation alone as parents to head back home to NYC for my sister’s wedding […]

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