Category: Looking Back

“When Are You Having A Second?”

I’ve been asked that question half a dozen times in the last two weeks. Everyone from coworkers to friends and family seem to be vocally curious if we are having unprotected sex or not. We’ve really enjoyed the first two plus years of having Mr. Dude around, but it has been a lot of work. Going from a childless couple to a couple with a child, as well you may already know if you are a parent or caretaker, causes a great change in your life. Those early months are wonderful and horrendous at the same time.

Quality Time & Doing Good #KINDMilesMatter

I love to spend quality time with my little family. I’d rather spend a Friday night at the drive-in or a Saturday at the park with them than get any gift. Physical gifts are great, but in the long run they wear out. Memories can last forever when written down and shared. I’ve always preferred experiences over things. They make me happiest. Its important for families to get moving and spend quality time together, especially during the sunny summer time. We don’t get easy winters in Chicago often so those sunny summer months are key. Made from nutritious and wholesome ingredients, KIND snacks are a perfect fit for our family and help to fuel our journeys.

Five Of My Favorite ‘Star Trek’ Episodes with Leonard Nimoy as Spock #LLAP

I grew up watching Star Trek reruns on TV and watched the movies on repeat through elementary, middle and high school. Spock was an iconic character from the future brought to life in only the way Leonard Nimoy could have done. I had wanted to meet him in person, but sadly was never afforded the chance. The way I view the world was largely shaped by this practical and logical (sometimes even playful) character in a fictitious science fiction universe. I’m sad to see him gone.

Hey 2015,

Thanks for the rocky start. I hope this means you’ve got some seriously good stuff waiting for me later on in the year. Mr. Dude was so sick he missed his first two days...

Friends Are Worth Being Thankful

I consider my wife to be my best friend. We’re a team that can conquer almost anything when we’re on the same page. We’ve got a lot of shared experiences and stories and love spending time with each other. In many ways were are like Kirk and Spock from Star Trek, except with more romance. I’m gonna get in trouble for that reference aren’t I?