Leapt

At the moment, the last thing on my list of “Wants” is an extra day. It is Lent, after all, and in addition to that, 71% of Casa de Daniel is sick. Like SICK, sick. Fevers, coughs, green noses, fried patience – the works. no one wants an extra day to...

Magnificent Seven

Dear Philippe, You’re seven now. SEVEN! I can’t even begin to wrap my mind around it. I mean really, how did that happen? My wish for you, bud, is that you have 12 times as many years ahead of you, each better than the last. And I hope, too, that at the...

Game On

I overheard the boys chatting while they prepped for bed. “Hey, Philip.” Max said nonchalantly as he made his way into the bathroom. “It’s double bonus points if you get your socks off with your jeans. Triple bonus if they both come off at the...

The Beginning

Back in my younger days, I liked me a good roller coaster. That is, after I overcame my stark terror of them. Anyway, I loved, loved, looooooved the thrill of it all. The slow and nerve wracking ascent, the stomach lurching drops, the speed in the corners. But the...