Archive for the 'family' Category

Mr. Obama, I’m Not a “Substandard” Father

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

I don’t hate Barack Obama. I wish the man no ill will and, honestly, I originally liked ObamaCare’s high-level concepts. Ensuring that everyone gets some basic level of healthcare is A-OK by me, and I have gone on record stating that I am OK paying a little more to ensure that happens. I also like […]

Theory: Young Local Referees Will Ruin Youth Sports

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

I have a theory: using young, local referees without excessive training and regular auditing is going to ruin youth sports. I’ve seen many examples of it, but what happened today really cemented it clearly for me. This morning I took my son to Keene, New Hampshire to play their ~10-year-old “squirt B” hockey team. My […]

PSNH – Why Don’t We Bury The Power Lines?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

We live in the Wedgewood subdivision of Durham, a.k.a. ‘Tree-mageddon’ during this last storm. It’s 12:01pm on Tuesday, March 2nd, and we still don’t have power restored. We’re doing OK, we’re on a generator, and thankfully the temperatures have been above freezing so there hasn’t been much concern for us. The problem is, we’re used […]

Our Menacing Pumpkin Display

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Lisa and the kids carved up some killer pumpkins the other night!

Fantastic Fall New England Weekend

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Sunday the kids and I started the day building and flying all sorts of paper airplanes, then went to a community Halloween-ish event in the afternoon. After that, we came home to watch both the Patriots and the Red Sox confirm our New England pride.

Truth In Journalism Falters at Local Fair

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Yesterday, we took the family to a local fair to enjoy the sights, sounds, rides, and food that go along with it. My wife, Lisa, a vegetarian, took great interest in the fresh veggie wraps at one of the food stands. While we were there, Amanda Dumond, a reporter from the local paper, was doing […]

Dave The Sap Farmer

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

This year we figured we’d have a bit more personal involvement, and have offered to tap a tree in our yard and donate the sap to the cause. There’s something very warming about standing outside on a cold, late-winter day, tapping a tree and knowing that — after a lot of boiling (thankfully not here at our house!)

Going off grid…

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

In addition to being excited about all that lies before us (including the simple idea of spending a much-needed week together!), I’m a bit anxious…. I’m just a little fearful that I might get the DTs and start shaking every time I walk past a web-enabled machine on the boat!See you on the flip side…

Patriotic Portsmouth Fireworks

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

While watching the fireworks this past weekend in Portsmouth, NH, my son and I really enjoyed the view with the fireworks as the backdrop to the waving American flag. Couldn’t help but share.

I thought the people with dark skin stole things?

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

The explanation he gave us was even more shocking: from us. When pressed to explain, he reminded us of our recent trip to the Polar Caves here in New Hampshire…. This was the first time we had explained slavery to the kids (yep, right there in the cave), and obviously it was a concept they had trouble grasping (thank goodness!).Apparently, my son had confused things and thought that the smugglers and slaves were the same people…