Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Brother Matt

Rarely do I see my siblings. It is even rarer to see the ones who live close, like Alex, Mike, Mike (my other brother Mike), and Matt. It is a shame though because I really like spending time with these brothers and sister of mine.

Last night, we celebrated two birthday's at Lamb's Cafe and I was blessed to see hear Matt rattel off one joke after another. He is really a funny guy when he isn't even thinking about it. Even better he was sensitive to the fact that some younger ears were listenings to his quips.

I can't say I have the same taste in tatoos or Sunny Delight, but I am glad this guy is my brother.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Renewing the Effort

In an attempt to resuscitate an otherwise typically failing blog, I am trying out some easier to use tools. Posting, I hope, will be much simply than it was; however, I need to overcome the obstacles of bashfulness, self-criticism, and procrastination, too.

It is inherently difficult for me to write something which I believe someone else will care to read, especially if it is personal. Yet, I really have so little followers that I risk virtually nothing posting something out on the web. My reputation is not as a writer and in many circles I am not considered much of a thinker either.

So folks who might be listening... stay tuned.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Almost eight years

Nearly eight years ago, my life was much different. I had no kids and my expendable income was, well, available to expend. With a little more than a week to go before AnnaLeesa turns eight, I rejoice in every moment I spend with her and Harrison.

We are sitting on the couch right now, me at one end and AnnaLeesa at the other, watching The Simpsons.Some parents might disagree with the choice of programming. Other parents still might disagree with our choice to watch TV. To those who disagree, I can only say that they must find their own special times to spend with their children. Oh yeah, and to stop being snobs.

AnnaLeesa and Harrison are such wonderful kids. Genuinely caring, smart, and funny. I know they received their good looks from Kim. Certainly, they did not inherit a singing voice from my side - thank God.

The fact is, I love this buggers.