Dad On His Feet

I'll be a new father in August. The clock already started.

Who Needs Donuts (When You’ve Got Love?)

This was one of my favorite books as a kid. I remember puzzling over the bizarre and extremely detailed drawings again and again. The book slipped out of my memory for a while and didn’t re-enter until a conversation I had with my mom.

We were talking about children’s books in regard to my daughter. I ended up buying Who Needs Donuts online (thankfully it was re-printed in 2003). S— was also mesmerized by the artwork. We read it together last night. She wanted to know why the Sad Old Woman was so sad? Why the pigeons were part horse? Why did a bull run into a coffee tank? Why does Sam look like that? What are those people saying?

Each page brings more questions as you get drawn in to the frenetic intricacies. So, if you’re looking for a new kid’s book, check this one out. It’s great. For an interesting interview with the author / illustrator, read this.

All The World Is You And Me


Amidst the depressing news cycle it’s a joy to read this book to my daughter. Hopeful and connecting,  it’s centered on love. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a children’s book.

All The World Is You And Me


Amidst the depressing news cycle it’s a joy to read this book to my daughter. Hopeful and connecting,  it’s centered on love. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a children’s book.

Feels Like The Night Before A Snow Day

It’s not snowing. There’s no chance. It’s in the 50’s. And yet, I have this feeling that we could be home bound, secluded, the impression of an encompassing silence surrounding the world, our world.

And that world will be broadened with the birth of our daughter. It could happen any time now. We could wake up tomorrow and she may be born. We will return to our house. Hold her tight and let the world continue on without us for a few weeks.

Halfway into our journey and the yawns struck.

Barcelona Bound

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Photo Credit: Moyan Brenn http://go.shr.lc/297QKIR CC BY 2.0

Tomorrow, we head off to Barcelona for a two-and-a-half week vacation. Highs in the 80’s and lows in the 70’s. Looking forward to family time, new experiences, tasty food and wine, and an ocean-side escape from the heat of Arkansas. How’s my Spanish and Catalan? Practically non-existent.

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Willow Pillow

S— understood a rhyme for the first time today and laughed. Looking forward to fun.