PSA: Not All The Things Are Amazing

I have some tough news to share with you. Please, sit down. This might be difficult hear, but it’s important that you do. Ready? Not everything is “amazing.” Seriously, stop saying that everything is amazing.  To do so dilutes the meaning of the word, and that makes me sad, because it’s a really great word!…

We’ve All Been Michael Bay

Movie Director Michael Bay had a meltdown on the CES stage today.  A bad one. He got so lost with the teleprompter script that, to the surprise of the audience, he simply walked off stage.  That’s not the type of shock-and-awe that the well known “Transformers” Director normally brings, but one that may be just…

Burnt Toast

I hate burning toast.  Seriously, is there a dumber way to ruin food?  Best case, you can scrape the burnt part off and salvage it.  Normal case, you’ve just created charcoal. Worst case, the fire department is en route while you’re standing out front calling to check your home owners insurance. For all cases, it…

Resolution: Be Different

Let’s be honest, most resolutions have the lifespan of a fruit fly.  No, that’s not very long. I love that we always have the opportunity to create change, not just on New Years Day but everyday!  I’m not a big advocate of “resolutions,” mostly because they are synonymous with being broken.   I am, however, a huge…

Unconventional Vacation To-Do’s

‘Tis the season for eating your weight in sweets while making a permanent indentation on the couch  and watching 17  football games back-to-back.  Or you could do something a bit more unconventional… I’m glad to be on vacation for the next 9 days, a much needed time to recharge my battery.  Instead of wasting the time, I’m…

10 years ago today, everything changed

Look backwards in your life and I bet you can identify the most defining moments of your life.  For me, everything changed on September 9th, 2002… everything.  That was the day my daughter was born and I became a parent for the first time. After 10 years of parenting, I can say a few things…

For you, my son

Son, you were so tired yesterday, in dire need of a nap. We have been on the road for nearly two weeks visiting sights and friends, and while in a strange place you couldn’t sleep. So I loaded you in the van and started driving. You quickly fell asleep as I drove up and down…