Tag Archives: About Me

Birthday Parties Nowadays

Is it me, or have children’s birthday parties become miniature debutant balls? I know I sound old when I start off a conversation by saying, “when I was a kid,” but that’s exactly what I’m going to do. When I was a kid, a birthday party consisted of three things. The first one being cake [...]

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About Those Cartoons …

This weekend, something occurred to me … namely, how much different the world is now than when I was a kid. My girls, for example, have no idea what Saturday mornings meant to me when I was young. They don’t have any concept about the reverence I had for that few hours of the week, [...]

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The Question of Writing and Editing

An awful lot of people have asked me what it’s like to get a book published, and my editor is on me to blog about it, so I’ve finally given in. Here we go. Patrick’s best instructions for how to write (or revise and publish) a novel (in case you’re of a mind to do [...]

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The Life of a Swim Parent

I’ve encountered many challenges as a parent. Late night visits to the ER, jealousy between siblings, emotional episodes that seem overwhelming to a guy who grew up an only child. All of these have been difficult, but none of them quite compares to living the life of a “swimmer parent.” The best way to explain [...]

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My First Post!!

My first blog, how exciting!!  I guess I should start off by telling you who I am.  I’m a lucky husband blessed with two young, exceptionally bright, beautiful girls.  I’m also a very lucky soon-to-be released author, which is still almost more than I can hold in my head.  Ever since I was young, I’ve [...]

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