I’m in the midst of making significant changes to how I live my life. This year, I will also turn 40. While I consciously do not think there is a connection between the two it would be disingenuous not to
There are a lot of things to look forward to in 2013… On the personal side, Brandon will graduate from high school this year. Remarkable that I will have a son who is thru his childhood and on to college.
Sometime in the next ~15 months – my birthday is a very carefully guarded secret – I will turn 40. I remember being about 35 and not understanding how some of my older friends were so stressed about turning 40.
We’re taught that parenting is a relatively one way shaping process. We guide our children and help them develop into adults. While we can expect to get a different perspective on the world from the process, the general notion is
One of the best lessons I learned from my father was competitive humility. Dad was a tremendous racquetball player. For years he won the competitive “A” league at our Jewish Community Center, beating good players in their 20s when he
I’m in my 10th week of being quite ill. It has been a bizarre odyssey of one-thing-after-another, from mono to Lyme disease to stomach flu to a deep and indefinable cough that resulted in a broken rib and keeps me
This weekend Alex visited. It had been a few weeks since I’d seen him, and I was really looking forward to it. We had an excellent time together, but more than the quality of our time what struck me was
It is incredible how much seeing Elena makes me think of my sons. At different times I see so much of each of them in her, while other times she is just uniquely Elena! The most notable development over the
Last year my son Brandon visited and we had what was for me the best trip we’ve ever had: we went and saw Moby in concert and spent a lot of good time together. My favourite moment was when he
It is hard to believe that more than 36 years have passed since I burst into the world as a crying, needy, newly-minted baby beginning to explore my way through the world. Some may suggest I am still a crying,