Sam: Football Party Prep

So you’re having a bunch of friends over for a football game and you want to make sure you’ve planned it all out perfectly.  Here are a few ideas to help you get there. Most importantly have food and drink and enough places for your guests to sit.  Nothing can kill...

Sam: The Funeral

As a group, MSJ and Emilie went to a funeral today for a longtime friend and colleague.  It was actually the most fun I’ve had at a funeral…honestly, the kind of funeral service I want to have.  Guests were told not to dress up, but to wear a Hawaiian shirt if you had...

Sam: “Hey Dad, what’s that thing on the wall?”

That’s the questions my 12-year-old, Jack, shot at me as he pointed at the phone jack on our kitchen wall.  Funny thing is the jack has been on the wall since the house was built 13 years ago…I guess he never really noticed it.  I explained to Jack that we used to...

Sam: The 7 year old note I’ve kept from Jodi

Seven years ago today I received an early morning phone call from my mom.  I know it’s cliche, but it’s the type of call for which you are never prepared. She had paramedics at her house because my dad had just collapsed from a fatal heart attack.  What...


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