Massacre In Uzbekistan

In 2005, I packed a bag and moved to the other side of the world for what was supposed to be 2 years.

After 10 1/2 months, I was kicked out of the country, along with the rest of my team.

7 years after the fact, there is a new documentary that explains why:

Advice As I’m Approaching 30

In a few weeks, I’ll join Steph in the “30 and up” club.

I’m not expecting to wake up on August 8th and suddenly feel different because the first digit in my age has changed, but crossing the 30 barrier seems significant to me.

Most of the things that are “impressive” for someone “in their 20’s” are just expected for someone “in their 30’s”.

Kids, a mortgage, a savings account… nobody’s impressed when someone in their 30’s has those ducks in a row.

So I’m not quite freaking out, but this birthday has my attention…

Knock knock…

J is at a fun age these days.

He gets REALLY excited about… well, just about everything: fishing, golfing, baseball, soccer, movies, “battles”, books, sharks, dragons, dinosaurs, Narnia, grandma and grandpa….

And he LOVES to tell you all about whatever he’s excited about…

“You a good boy”

Warning: this is one of those sappy posts that is borderline annoying, especially to those of you without kids. But it was a precious parenting moment…

We were at the mall this past week – all four of us – walking around after dinner at chick-fil-a…

Lighten Up, Dad

At lunch today, I stumbled across this article by Kevin Deyoung about parenting. He hits the nail right on the head: I was listening to¬†this bit about children¬†from Brian Regan and around the 1:35 mark he tells the story about his son flinging around half-eaten spaghetti from his mouth and watching the sauce splatter across… Continue reading Lighten Up, Dad