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One RADICAL Playlist

It’s almost my birthday! In honor of…myself, I guess?…I created a playlist of songs that have been meaningful to me in one way or another throughout my life so far. Originally I was just going to do a top 10, but that was too tough, so I upped it to 15. There are still so […]

2018: The Year That Was

Last year I gave a long and extensive review of 2017. I have a similar epistle for 2018, but it’s only available through my paywall. It was a year of ups and downs—but aren’t they all? To give you a little taste, though, here are my lists from the last 12 months. A Few Books […]

The First Tooth

Our six-year-old lost his first tooth this week. He was eating a bowl of popcorn when it happened. Did I finish the popcorn? I did. We never did find the tooth, so either I ate it or my son did. At least, that’s our theory. We’re not taking the steps necessary to confirm that. Since […]

Genetics and Frozen Treats

Yesterday, my wife and I hosted a meet-and-greet for Cesar Liriano, a great candidate for the 101st congressional district here in Pennsylvania. You can learn more about Cesar at During the picnic, all three of our kids were going bananas for these popsicles we got (none of which were banana-flavored, but that’s beside the point). […]

Daylight Savings

Eventually she sniffled herself to sleep while I reflected on how, even though I am theoretically the adult, I still make some shoddy parenting choices–like getting into a battle of wills with a 3-year-old over whether she can get out of bed to retrieve a tissue. I wondered if I had done permanent and lasting damage to her young psyche.

All the News

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 […]