Everything But Net 2: Nothing But Net

Here’s a rare treat for you Ed Heads. I’m sharing a bunch of pics and keeping the words to a bare minimum. I’ll let the pics do the talking and keep my fingers from doing much walking. If you haven’t seen it already, last week I published a piece recounting Colin’s second-to-last basketball game of…

Forty for Forty – #25. Desert Island Game

You know that Desert Island game? If not, it goes like this. If you were trapped on a Desert Island, name three movies or TV shows or songs that you would like to have with you to help kill the time. It’s a great little diversion aimed at getting you to narrow down your favorites….

Forty for Forty – #24. Will I Ever Watch TV Again?

“Will I ever watch TV again?” Those were my first words – uttered in the waking light of my first official day as a proud papa. 24 hours prior, I was rousing Andi from bed so we could make the short trek to the South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, MA where she was scheduled…

Forty for Forty – #23. Everything but Net

There was a time when I thought Colin would never speak. He was 2, getting very close to 3, and at the time – as I saw so many of my friends’ kids hitting certain developmental milestones many months ahead of my little boy, I frantically hit the Internet trying to diagnose what I thought…

Forty for Forty – #22. It Gets Better

In the original ‘Back to the Future‘, a teen travels back 30 years – from 1985 to 1955; a time when people listened to weird music and dressed real strange. If they were to remake that movie now (and bite my tongue because you know it’s inevitable); anyway – today’s Marty McFly would flash back…

Forty for Forty – #21. Face to Face

Editor’s Note:   I say it every time BUT just in case this is your first time swinging through here, here’s what’s up with ‘Forty for Forty‘. Basically, this is a little challenge to myself. Forty posts that say something about my life as I make the run to the big 4-0. This piece was published…

Forty for Forty – #20. One Thing I Love Today

Editor’s Note:   As I make the run to my 40th Birthday on June 6, 2012 – I’ve set a little challenge to myself. 40 posts that say something about my life – past, present or future. Today is purely about the here-and-now, with a hopeful look ahead to good tidings to come. I’ve been an…

Forty for Forty – #18. Andi at Whatever

Editor’s Note:   I’ve decided to pop this post into my Forty for Forty series. Why? Well, for starters – it gets me one step closer to the finish line. Every little bit counts. And secondly, she’s my wife. And if I’m talking about my life – then my wife is certainly a very important tile…

Forty for Forty – #17. Musings on an Invisible Man

You know the drill. As a little challenge to myself on the road to 40 (June 6, 2012 is coming way too quick), I am writing 40 posts that say something about my life. Today, I sit down with the All Mighty. By now, you’re fleeing for the exits. I know – I’m crazy to…