(See a whole messy history of my years in review at 2014 In the Rear View). 2015 was a good year for me, overall. My son, who is 3 1/2 years old now, continues to become a really cool guy. He’s developing a sense of humor to rival my own–although there’s debate about whether that’s […]

I’ve been remiss in posting here, but life has been…hectic. Our daughter is nine months old this week–she’s been out almost as long as she was in. She’s crawling and trying to walk. Also climbing the stairs, with help from her older brother. My little guy isn’t so little anymore. He recently turned three. He’s […]

I’m not one to boast, but I was so productive today that I really feel I have to share. My accomplishments were as follows: Ate the better part of a box of frozen waffles (and completely destroyed the last of the jelly) with the help of my 2 1/2 year old son Demonstrated proper crawling […]

For all the background of my annual lists, see my previous new year posts–2013 In Review and 2012: The Year That Was. 2014 was a good bit of “meh” with dazzling moments of brilliance mixed in. I’ve got lists below, but a few anecdotes also seemed appropriate here. Namesake One day in 2014, Wolfe was […]

I have a blog about balancing parenting and grad school up over at insidehighered.com. Check it out if you’re interested! https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/4-tips-balancing-parenting-and-phd

I’ve read a fair number of these things and more than a few of them are written in second person. That bothers me. First, who is this writer to tell me how I feel? Second, it implies there’s some sort of universality to the experience…you WILL feel these emotions. Oh, the experience I’m talking about: […]


I know I’ve been sporadic about posting here, but I promise you, I have about a million things making me cranky. Hopefully I will get time to post at least 100,000 of them before the end of the decade. I can’t promise that my more frequent posts will be happening any time in the immediate […]