The Curse of Home Movies in the Digital Age

As a kid growing up in the 1970’s it was always a special treat when my father brought out the portable movie screen, set up the Bell and Howell film projector and told the family to dim the light… it was movie night! My dad would sometimes rent (or just...

How To Name A Baby

One of the five million important decisions new parents must face, picking a name for your bundle of joy is one of the easiest tasks to screw up. It’s generally a good idea to make this decision early because as time goes on you’ll begin to second guess...

My Four-Year-Old Is Ready For College

Pardon me for boasting a little bit here, but my four-year-old son is clearly ready for college. He has proven to his mother and me that he does not need the basic foundations of kindergarten, the monotony of grade school or the drama of high school. I think my pre-k...

My Son’s First Day of Kindergarten

Today is my son’s first day of Kindergarten. Though he doesn’t know or understand it yet, today is the first day of at least thirteen years of formal education and savoring summers. It’s a rough cycle for a four-year-old to understand and it’s...

I Am A Failed Blogger and a Daddy

My name is Tom and I’m a failed blogger. I’m okay with that. Now. I was once a mildly successful niche blogger. I made over $120,000 with by blogging and writing from 2006 to 2012. I’m proud of that fact. I started when I was newly married, had a lot...