Author: dadcation

St. Thomas and Virgin Islands National Park

Right before December concluded, we flew down to St. Thomas, exited the American Airlines 737, walked a few paces across the tarmac, showed some locals our negative Covid test results on my wife’s phone, and entered the Cyril E. King airport. We’d escaped the continental United States for the first […]

a 2020 recap

More than a decade ago, when I started blogging and knew lots of folks who blogged, we’d conclude the year with some of our favorite posts and highlights from the year. But 2020 was different. It was also the first time I’ve used the “one second every day” app for […]

Molars and Milestones

A few days ago, I got to do something I only do twice a year but enjoy immensely: I saw my dentist…or, more accurately, my dental hygienist. We laughed about how when I last saw him in late May, we took a selfie together while covered in PPE. I told […]

Columbus Day weekend on the Golden Isles

Every year since passing the Georgia Bar in 2004, I’ve attended the annual workers’ compensation continuing legal education seminar at Saint Simons Island, with the only exception being 2007, when I was keeping you comfortably sleeping under that blanket of freedom you enjoy every night whilst I got mortared over […]

Follow the White Rabbit

Shortly after the lockdown started, we began watching movies in the evenings, and sometimes they were movies I enjoyed 20+ years ago that I couldn’t quite recall whether they’d be appropriate for children or not, but we watched them regardless, and one of those may very well have been “The […]

the attack

She lunged at my face; I raised my arms to shield the attack, and her incisors clenched my right forearm as she shook her head from side to side, driving a canine deep into my flesh near the elbow. I came up to my knees and grabbed at her neck […]

more Covid Camping near Atlanta

My Eagle scout friend Jody (whose ceremony I attended nearly 30 years ago) planned a family camping trip to Cloudland Canyon State Park in northwest GA for his birthday weekend, so being a good friend, I invited myself (plus my 3 children, wife, and dog) to join. We enjoyed it […]