Archive for the 'family' Category

Preach on…

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

My friend, Ron Marks, posted a great note in his blog that really highlights the fact that, as a society, we’re way too over protective and litigious than we used to be (and yes, obviously the two go hand-in-hand)…. protect them TOO much, though, and I truly believe you actually wind up *hurting* them, and in a very big way.

He asked for an Elf…

Monday, December 19th, 2005

The other night at dinner, the kids were telling us what they wanted Santa to bring them…. That way he can make me any toys I want.”So I’m not quite sure how to take this, but I’m pretty sure my son is happy supporting some sort of slavery or indentured servitude.

The Milkman, er, lady: a story of convergence, enlightenment, and good clean living

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

of having the milkbox outside the door, and the weekly visits from the mlkman delivering tasty treats. Well, that prompted a quick Google Local search (still in beta, of course!), and result number one was, as you might guess, a goldmine.This morning, the Little Milk Man (which is a company run by and employing only women, funnily enough) arrived, complete with the old-fashioned truck, delivering those same tasty treats I remember.


Thursday, September 8th, 2005

My family and I are fortunate enough to have just moved to a college town. We really love it here, we do. One of the great things is having a constant influx of new, free minds floating around through town. College students are like intelligent sponges — they absorb everything and quickly regurgitate it in […]

Train your spouse on your alarm clock

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Train your spouse on your alarm clock: don’t let technology ruin your marriage

Kids these days

Friday, June 10th, 2005

I walked in the house yesterday and Skylar, my five-year-old daughter, was typing at my wife’s iBook. I went over to see her, and noticed that she was in the midst of typing an e-mail to her aunt, all by herself. Amazing that at 5 she can do this, but that’s not the point of […]

Teaching Dad about RSS

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a *huge* believer in RSS. I’ve been using it with various business and personal projects for years. It’s how I get my news. It rocks … for me. However, the mainstream has *not* caught on yet, as is evidenced by my Dad’s most recent e-mail to me about this […]

AMBER Alerts on your cell phone: Technology wins again

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Today while driving home from New Hampshire, my cell phone beeped with the following message: AMBER ALERT: West Haven, CT White 4 dr Honda Accord. FL-003911 CHILD: 6 Wht F 3ft 60lbs Blue Brn COMP: White F Hair: Brown Suspect: White F Hair: Brn Call 860-685-8190 I had forgotten about it until the note came […]