Category: A day in the life

So, remember that time when I said I didn’t want kids?

I remember a time in the recent past when, if someone asked me whether I could see myself having children, I would have just immediately answered “no”. Never. Not a chance. No complex reasoning behind my answer, either. Simply that answer and then moving on to the next topic of conversation.

As I write this, I’ve lived with a tiny human for almost two years now. It’s been a challenge. It’s been a delight. I’ve felt like a monster sometimes, and other times my heart bursts with joy.

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We done found some gators

Turns out I now live near where wild alligators live.  So Tara decided that it would be awesome to go take a look-see!  What we discovered was that the shore of the lake where the gators live is also a great spot for people to hang out with their tiny children and small dogs.  We even helped a lady capture a viciously stupid Chihuahua that was running toward the lake with its lead dragging behind it.


I’ve had some time to reflect on things.  The need for kindness, especially. Kindness is something that I value, and it’s something that I especially want to practice personally.  Sometimes I succeed, and there are […]


The End.  No more.  The other shoe dropped.  Over and Done. Just before this past weekend, my divorce was signed by all interested parties and a judge okayed it, so I’m officially no longer married. […]