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Michigan: my kind of place

Upon landing in Detroit, we drove to Ann Arbor, and I posed in front of the largest stadium on a college campus in the nation in my yellow pants (not maize). Then?  Brunch at Angelo‘s, where I quite possibly had the best omelet I’ve ever had (and this kid eats […]

Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments

This is my friend Mike Adamick’s second book of projects to complete with children, and it’s focused on science! I was lucky enough to receive a complimentary copy from him a few weeks ago.  I pulled it out during a recent rainy weekend day and asked the 7-year-old to flip […]

Birthday or Hanukkah?

My birthday is on June 7, but rather than wait around for next Saturday, I decided to celebrate for a week, like my Jewish friends do in the winter! Friday night, I saw Journey and Steve Miller live at Lakewood, and it was awesome.  See this video of “Don’t Stop […]

our youngest is now 4

She insists she’s not a baby, a practice she’s maintained for over 2 years now.  I’m beginning to think she might be right. She reads simple sentences, does basic arithmetic, and can converse with adults when the need arises. She follows instructions well. And she knows the benefit of being […]

Stop listening to Noah

A few months ago, I asked my 5-year-old boy if he wanted to read one of his many Thomas the Tank Engine books at bedtime, as has been our usual custom for the past couple of years. “No…Thomas is for babies.  Let’s read this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles book!” he […]

the 2014 Mom 2.0 Summit in Atlanta

I wasn’t supposed to be at the Mom 2.0 Summit this weekend in Atlanta.  I was supposed to be studying veterans disability law with my bride in Normandy, France for the 60-year anniversary of the Americans’ storming the beach there during WWII. However, continuing legal education (CLE) courses in France […]

A-day 2014

A few months ago, my friend Jody suggested that 4 of us who grew up together in Hendersonville, TN and all went to undergrad together at University of Alabama bring our families down to Tuscaloosa for the spring football game, affectionately abbreviated as “A-day.”  I’ve known Jody since 1983, which […]

April 6 – my 5th soloversary

April 6 was my 5th soloversary, meaning it was the 5th anniversary of my leaving my job and starting my own firm.  I’m not good at simple celebrations that last one day, so I didn’t have one. We drove to northern Alabama and left the 3 youngsters at my parents’ […]