Richard Scarry

Ever since I was a little boy I have loved Richard Scarry books. Thankfully, I have been able to revisit a few of my favorite Richard Scarry books since Baby Boy has become a part of our family. In addition, I have found a few with which I am not familiar. For instance there isContinue reading “Richard Scarry”

Roll The Credits!

What movie is this in which I am starring? Where are the cameras? When is the director going to yell, “cut!”? These are questions I ask myself on an almost daily basis now. It feels like life has become the script of an M. Night Shyamalan movie. I am just waiting for the plot twist.Continue reading “Roll The Credits!”

COVID-2002

I find scrolling through Facebook amusing at times. Despite the current state of affairs in the world today, there are posts that I read that truly make me laugh out loud. For example, I came across the the picture below and found it humorous. However, it also got me thinking just how different things wouldContinue reading “COVID-2002”

‘Twas the Morning Before Presidents’ Day

‘Twas the morning before Presidents Day, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirringNot even a baby.The bags were all packed by Amanda and Ryan with care in hopes that breakfast would soon be there. Baby Boy was nestled all snug in his bassinet while visions of creamy formula danced in his head. AndContinue reading “‘Twas the Morning Before Presidents’ Day”

Happy Little Accidents Continued…

It happened again. I tried my hand at painting. Amanda, my sister-in-law Alice, and I took another Bob Ross painting class. This time we had a different instructor. One that was much more patient, especially with my lack of artistic sensibilities. Lynn, who owns ArtDog in Eureka, Missouri was a fun person with whom toContinue reading “Happy Little Accidents Continued…”

“Call 911 and Get Me an IED!”

I was awake at 4:30 this morning. I don’t know if it was the excitement of having to sit through a long day of training, or the fact that Amanda had rolled over to my side of the bed and was squeezing me out of my space. Whatever it was, I knew it was goingContinue reading ““Call 911 and Get Me an IED!””

Omphaloskepsis

As I’ve noted before in a previous blog post (see The Summer of Ryan), I enjoy the sitcom Seinfeld. I relate to the character of George Constanza, as I tend to be a bit neurotic at times. It is for this reason that my mind usually goes to extremes after I have had surgery. IContinue reading “Omphaloskepsis”

Happy Little Accidents…

I have never been the most artistic person in the world. Despite this I appreciate art very much. It is enjoyable to stroll through Chicago’s Art Institute. There you can see paintings by some of the greatest artists who have ever lived, such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Georges Seurat. I have oftenContinue reading “Happy Little Accidents…”

2 + 2 = 4…or is it 5?

According to spinabifida.org “more than 10 million people worldwide have spina bifida.” Of those 10 million individuals, “approximately 90%” also have a disorder known as hydrocephalus. This disorder results in a disruption “in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) through the pathways of the ventricles of the brain.” This abnormal flow of CSF “causes pressureContinue reading “2 + 2 = 4…or is it 5?”

Put the Crippled Kid up Front…

Thanks for joining me! “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” — Lord Byron Writing a blog is an idea that I have had for quite some time. However, I have always hesitated because I was not sure anyone would be interested in anything that I have to say. Then, it occurred toContinue reading “Put the Crippled Kid up Front…”