Tears of a Clown: My Thoughts on Robin Williams

My first exposure to Robin Williams was his big break – Mork & Mindy. I remember laughing because of the physical humor. I remember laughing because he made funny voices. I remember wanting rainbow suspenders. I remember identifying with Mork who always seemed out of place, and slightly out of touch, because he was an … Read moreTears of a Clown: My Thoughts on Robin Williams

Never Leave Neverland

Tuesday was one of those days. My smile was a facade, it was there, but wasn’t as wide, or bright, or authentic, as it usually is. At one point my daughter even asked me why I wasn’t goofing around as much as I usually do. I was grumpy. I had a bad case of the … Read moreNever Leave Neverland

I am Spider-Man.

I love the last line of the first Iron Man movie- “I am Iron Man.” It has to be fun and empowering to make a statement like that- it’s like saying, “Dude, I’m a superhero.” How cool would it be to be a superhero? Which one would you pick? I have been a HUGE Spider-Man … Read moreI am Spider-Man.

All in the casting.

My daughter is no idiot. This bodes well for me when she starts dating. This doesn’t bode well for me in the meantime because she asks a lot of good questions. Hard questions. However, sometimes she removes me entirely from the equation and makes statements, sometimes astute observations, about the world that she has determined … Read moreAll in the casting.

37 Million Americans can use your help.

I have the honor and privilege of working with The Great American Milk Drive Campaign. Last week I was invited to the kickoff of the Great American Milk Drive at the City Harvest in New York City. It was an amazing experience. At the event, nutritionist Ellie Krieger and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (of ABC’s Mordern … Read more37 Million Americans can use your help.

The Two Hand: Slam Munch Madness- East Coast Edition

Welcome to one of my two official entries to the #FrozenChefMadness contest through our friends at LifeofDad.com and Easy Home Meals in celebration of Frozen Food Month. My entry? The Two Hand SlamParmesan crusted Tater Tots (Ore Ida), Zesty Garlic Chicken Wingz (Tyson), and Sugar Snap Peas (Green Giant). Preparation? Simple enough that you won’t … Read moreThe Two Hand: Slam Munch Madness- East Coast Edition

Monday Movie Minute Trailer

Your browser does not support the video tag Welcome to Movie Trailer Monday – and today’s trailer is a tongue in cheek look at the awesome road trip Jason and I took to New Orleans for the Dad 2.0 Summit. While you are at it, check out Jason’s newest post– Have a great day! – … Read moreMonday Movie Minute Trailer

My Random Act of Kindness

His eyes still haunt me. Who is he? I don’t know, but I’ll get to that in a minute. A high schoolmate of mine, Ricky Smith, has started a revolution. His movement #R.A.K.E. stands for – Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere. He has literally traveled the country doing acts of kindness for random people. Things … Read moreMy Random Act of Kindness

Yes? No? Maybe?….

Valentine’s Day. I have many memories of Valentine’s Day and few of them are pleasant. I remember opening the traditional cardboard box of valentine cards, I usually got the superheroes or funny comics, and it was a painstaking, dilemma filled, gut wrenching, anguishing process to decide who got what valentine. Similar to the “War Room” … Read moreYes? No? Maybe?….