Our household’s been hit

...Ugh, with this stupid virus, sickness, whatever you want to call it. Blame the kids. Blame day care. Blame New England for forcing us all inside in stuffy little homes that were built centuries ago. Blame Al Gore. Blame Obama. Blame Trump. Ugh, we're all miserable. Son has a fever and wants to be held; …

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Fathers and Christmas

A little over a year ago, a close friend of mine suffered through a rapid descent and death of his father, a man to whom he was very close. This friend, over numerous lunch break cigarettes and happy hour drinks, could talk for hours about his dad: From anecdotes about his accolades as a father …

A Happy Friday

Ah, Friday. I work Friday nights, but am home all day with the kids until my wife relieves me and I head out. Plus, I'm only there until 9 p.m., which means I get to watch most of the Celtics beating the Warriors tonight. I'll keep this short: Today, home with the kids, I went …

Excuses, excuses

Lately, I will admit, writing has been hard for me. I've kept up with writing every single day, which seems more like a diary day to day. Writing just to write. That isn't a bad thing, in my opinion. Just because you didn't have your best mile split or heaviest dead lift or best quiz …

“About Competition”

By Charles Bukowski The higher you climb, the greater the pressure Those who manage to endure learn that the distance between the top and the bottom is obscenely great. And those who succeed know this secret: There isn't one. *** Moving past the election, though I'm sure there'll be plenty more to comment upon, I've …