Time of Your Life

I don’t know how it happened… but after 20 straight days of annoying the complete hell out of everyone and making a mess of their Facebook Walls with my inane, rambling reasons for why you should come out for that 20 Year reunion (as if anyone needed an excuse to drink) – anyway, somehow I…

Tri and Succeed

Editor’s Note – This was originally published in September 2009. I’m alive. ALIVE!!! Well, I did it. I somehow managed to swim, bike and run a combined 14+ miles without dropping dead this past Saturday. This from a dude who once upon a time quit at Mile 2 of a 3 Mile Road Race – …

Underwire: One Year Undercover with the Monkeybar Mafia

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be in the Mom’s Club. The problem is, when you’re packing a package, that’s a pretty tall order. It doesn’t matter how many Glee eps you watch, Zumba classes you take or scrapbook pages you fake, if you’re clutching cargo you ain’t vaulting their…

Off They Go

  Editor’s Note:   This was originally published in September 2009. On that inevitable day that I find myself on the business end of a waterboarding treatment, pressed to divulge the most intimate thoughts crated in my cabeza, when my grand inquisitors finally get around to the topic of Favorite Blog Posts, I know exactly which…

Off He Goes

Editor’s Note:   This was originally published in September 2008. When I was five years old, my family resided on the Mean Streets of Everett, MA. At the time, I was enrolled in Kindergarten at the Hamilton Elementary School – a brick and mortar classroom that sat sentinel at the base of a large hill that…

The Impossible Dream

Editor’s Note – This was originally published in 2006. I’ve been in a family mood lately. Of course, I am grand patriarch to a modest brood (my son Colin, daughter Aria and two dogs of whom a paternity test has proven I am not the biological father but love all the same). Unless you’re some…

Ten Years Later…

Ten years ago today, my wife woke to a picture perfect swatch of Autumnal bliss – beheld the brilliant blue sky that stretched before her on that warm slice of late Indian Summer, and headed to the chapel as she was gonna’ get a’ married. No longer would the rest of womenfolk have to contend…

Beauty is in the Eye of this Beholder

This past weekend, I had the real pleasure to take in the Gateway Players’ production of Beauty and the Beast. These are my thoughts. Two years ago – almost to the weekend – I had my first experience with a Gateway production. At the time we had been living in this region for four years…