When I was a kid my dad used to take me and my brother to professional baseball games. We would take a summer trip to New York every year, and while we were there we’d try to catch a Mets game if the Cardinals (my favorite team) were in town.
Even after I graduated from college during the summer we would all get together — me, my dad, my brother, and my nephew — and make a trip to Cincinnati to watch a Reds game. In addition to spending days at the little league baseball park those trips and experiences watching MLB games are still something I remember.
When I sit down to write, I try to picture having a real conversation with a real person. By doing this, it helps put a personal touch on my writing.
Instead of me writing and sending something out into cyberspace, or the cloud, for just any random person to stumble across, I want to have a particular person in mind who could use real encouragement, and who has real problems needing real solutions.
While I”m not a big TV watcher, I’ve recently gotten into a show on Netflix that I now watch somewhat regularly. I have to admit, some weekends I even binge watch. I’m way late to the party on it, but Breaking Bad is “my show” on Netflix.
As someone who is very passionate about my family, who tries to put my family first, and works to the best of my ability to provide for them, Breaking Bad hits me right there.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. – Bill Cosby
Ahh the “ultimate” Father’s Day gag gift, soap-on-a-rope. As we all know, or at least we should, Father’s Day is this Sunday. I can admit that even as a dad, I don’t put too much thought into Father’s Day or recognizing it for my dad or other dads. And I usually don’t expect too much. My dad is exactly the same way.
I meet with a group of guys every other week as part of a mastermind group. None of us have met in person, only online. All of us have wives, multiple kids, and our families are very important to us. We are also all creating content geared toward helping other families.
Last night my wife and I went to see Irreplaceable the Movie. Irreplaceable is a Focus on the Family documentary directed by Tim Sisarich about family, and how it has seemingly lost its meaning in our modern culture. After watching a few YouTube trailers about it, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what it was going to be about.
My assumption was it was going to document the important, almost irreplaceable role that father’s play in family. It was about that, but it was so much more! There were so many things that jumped out at me that I can’t even begin to mention them all in one blog post.
The Amazing Spider Man 2 came out in theaters this past weekend. Spidey was probably my favorite super hero growing up as a kid. Shoot he’s probably still my favorite super hero today! (Dad’s still like that stuff).
I’ve been blogging for almost three years. I didn’t know exactly what was going to be the result, but I can say I’m pleased with my experience so far. And very excited about what is to come.
My family has been a big part of my blogging. First, they make up most of my subject matter. My wife will occasionally edit some of my posts (when she doesn’t you can see the difference!). And of course, they pose for tons of pictures.
This past Sunday our Pastor shared a story of the time his wife went out of town for the week, and it was him and his four kids. He admitted he didn’t handle it very well, was calling screaming for help, and couldn’t wait for his wife to come back home.
Back in the day, most families had one TV set, and they all gathered in front of it to watch their favorite shows. Today, families not only have multiple TVs, but many other screens they can all watch, alone. TV watching used to bring families together, now it seems to be divisive.