Archive for the ‘Subway Dude’ Category

The Summer of Firsts

I find myself in an unexpected set of circumstances.  I’ve spent the past few weeks teaching one son how to drive and one son how to ride a bike.  I suppose I could have seen this coming had I done the math.  Instead it has taken me by surprise. Continue reading


Looking Ahead to the Fall Already

Last night was the big Marching Band meeting to kick off the 2011 season.  The new Section Leaders were announced, as well as the Drum Major.  The students get psyched about their sections and about their big trip.  This is the “once every four year” trip to Disney in the Spring.  It was fun to see the kids so excited.

This is Subway Dude’s fourth and final year in the band.  Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day!

No parent is able to remember each and every moment in their child’s life.  We remember snippets of things.  Little things stand out in our minds.  Some keep journals.  Some blog.

One moment I distinctly remember from Subway Dude’s Pre-K was Valentine’s Day.  SD hated and I mean hated to write.  His handwriting was not neat.  He did not like to take the time to put pen to paper. Continue reading

Which Is Worse?

  • Smoking a cigarette and texting while driving or having an unstrapped child floating around the back seat while driving?
  • Tossing trash out of the window of your car or throwing recyclables into your garbage?
  • Leaving a party without saying good-bye to your host or showing up at the party empty-handed? Continue reading

December 1-3

The last month of 2010 has begun in exciting fashion.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The day started with rain.  Lots of rain.  However, we sent everyone off from Kay Nou with the expectation of snow before the day was out.  The snow did not disappoint.  It began at about 9:00 a.m. and continued steadily through the day. Continue reading



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Ever seeking to enhance its hip and cool image, the Roman Catholic church has attempted to adopt one Homer J. Simpson as one of their devout.  Father Francesco Occhetta, a reporter for the Vatican daily, L’Osservatore Romano, apparently watched an episode entitled “The Father, The Son and The Holy Guest StarContinue reading