All posts in category Fatherhood

Sensing Peru

If Comas, Peru, were a person, I’d give him (or her) a drink of water. It’s a sprawling district of Lima, with nearly 500,000 inhabitants. Although it is just a few miles from the Pacific ocean, this mountainous area is dry and arid – averaging less than an inch of rain per year. That would appear to […]

Grievin’ and Dreamin’

Sounds a bit like Rhymin & Stealin, or, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, but whatever it sounds like to you, it’s the process I’m working through right now. First: the grieving That was the advice I received the day after learning my services were no longer needed at work. Both parties were ready to move on, but […]

Phantoms, Snoring and Cat Pee – The Week That Was

Quick hits form the road last week: Phantom – Our son wakes up most nights, which means I wake up most nights. I thought going on the road for work would mean that at least I would get some better sleep. Instead, I wake up disoriented, thinking I hear my son crying a few times every night. […]

About Last Week

Three observations from Dad’s desk about the last week: 1. Walking Dead – Flu-like symptoms. Concussion. ER visit. Concussion protocol. Boredom. Cabin fever. Ear infection. Crying baby. Up all night. Interrupted sleep. Go to work. Repeat. Last week felt more like one long, long, long, long day than seven normal ones. We have washed hands, washed clothes, and cleaned […]