First Creepy Communion Mass with Running Water

From MY OWN Personal vault of strangeness today.. While my family and I were guests of another whose son was receiving first holy communion–a Catholic mass–my own son whispered to me that he had to use the restroom.. We quickly walked to the back of the church where the bathroom was located. When we arrived, … Read moreFirst Creepy Communion Mass with Running Water

Things that really scare parents.. not movies.. not monsters.. but fevers. And this week we had our share

MY NIGHTMARE.  It began a week ago. I got sick—selfishness took over and I requested leave time from my fatherly duties. My wife luckily allowed me to get a full day of sleep. Then the next day when my son, Ayden, went to school and her to work, I stayed home. And slept again.. Whatever … Read moreThings that really scare parents.. not movies.. not monsters.. but fevers. And this week we had our share

My son asked me abut horror movies and I didn’t know what to say

Ever since childhood, I recall having horror movies somehow in my life. Pop cultural icons of the 1980s included HE-MAN and ALF, and Freddy Krueger as well. Entertainment news was saturated with the blood of slasher flicks. There was no escape. Nightmare on Elm Street had multiple parts. As did Jason Vorhees’ seemingly yearly trips … Read moreMy son asked me abut horror movies and I didn’t know what to say

Case of the Mondays: News from coast to coast and beyond

More things are being ‘spotted’ in the Indian Ocean and near Australia.. It could be Malaysian Flight 370. Or it could be chunks of the mountains of plastic that no doubt float in the ocean.  I am not holding my breath, nor getting excited.. if something is confirmed, I’ll obviously be on that. Until then … Read moreCase of the Mondays: News from coast to coast and beyond

Maybe we've been here before.. A strange moment in parenting

I have a giant electric mural of New York City. I purchased it in 2001 from Spencer Gifts, prior to the World Trade Center attacks and back when Spencers was actually in my local mall (with lots of other stores that are now closed), so the twin towers still proudly lurk in the background.. I … Read moreMaybe we've been here before.. A strange moment in parenting