Monthly Archives: January 2013

January in Pictures

I take a picture of my son almost every day. Since I teach part-time, I’m able to pick him up from daycare in the early afternoon. My wife is still slaving away, though, so I send her a picture of our little guy to brighten her day (and/or rub salt in the wound, especially on […]

My Son, the Nincompoop

The other day I read this article from 2010 about how we’re raising modern kids to be nincompoops. I thought it was a little scary, a little funny and a whole lot biased–I work with teenagers and while there are a fair number of nincompoops, there are also some very bright kids. I’ve got to […]

The Tooth Will Set You Free

When our son was about two weeks old, my wife and I thought we could feel his teeth coming in. (Turns out he just has titanium gums.) Periodically over the next few months one or the other of us would be convinced he was teething. Finally, at around seven months, there were two unmistakeable bubbles […]

I’m Right and You’re an Idiot

I was picking Wolfe up from daycare the other day. When I walked into the classroom, he was giggling and playing with one of the other kids, whom I will call C. Wolfe and C were having a great time. I found myself wondering (mostly because of the tassel loafers) if C might not be […]

Tough Times

We all know the old saying about things getting tough…the tough get going. But where, exactly, do they go? It’s been a tough week, and at this point I don’t feel like going or doing much of anything. On January 1, my grandmother (Wolfe’s great-grandmother) passed away. She was 89 years old, had 10 kids, […]

2012: The Year That Was

I started doing annual updates on MySpace…back when people still used MySpace. Then I used Notes on Facebook. Now I guess I can post this to my blog. I know there has to be at least one person out there whose year wouldn’t be complete without my ruminations. So here it is, you! 2012 was […]