Citizen, Fan

Trivial trivia

There's important trivia, like "Who was the 30th president of the US?" There's less important trivia, like "How many different 'Mountain' roller coasters are there on Disney properties?" And then there's completely irrelevant, important-to-no-one-but-a-few-people-trivia, like "What was the name of that cereal that had a commercial that started with a cowboy singing 'Get along, little… Continue reading Trivial trivia

Father, Husband, Son

Family laughter around the TV

It's surprising these days how much active fun can be had by getting the family together in front of the television. Growing up, we'd gather around the TV to watch favorite weekly sitcoms together. Even though some of the jokes went over the heads of us kids, enough landed for us all to share the… Continue reading Family laughter around the TV

Friend, Human

Gifts

Both giving and receiving gifts are paradoxical activities. On the surface, they're signs of generosity and gratitude. However, forced-gift-giving events (birthdays, Christmas exchanges, house warmings) can be troublesome. When you're the giver, you have the time pressure of buying something before the event combined with showing that you give a damn.  That adds a lot… Continue reading Gifts

Athlete, Father, Leadership, Marketer, Musician, Runner

Showing you still know how to do it

Ever find yourself in a situation where you have to tackle a specialized task, and flex muscles that you haven't used in a while? And imposter syndrome starts to set in? Maybe it's helping your child with his algebra homework. Maybe it's cooking or baking a complex recipe for company coming over. Maybe you're taking… Continue reading Showing you still know how to do it