A new gig

Check out the new Portland Family Magazine’s new Dad Columnist, a ruggedly handsome, funny, multi-talented guy with his finger on the pulse of modern fatherhood. Wait no, that guy wasn’t available so they got me. My first piece is in the March issue, plus all the summer camps you didn’t know were available are detailed as well. Check it out:… Read more →

A little give to balance the take

That elusive idea of balance seems to never be realized in our house. Balance between work and play, family and community, free time and responsibilities is always tipped in one direction or the other. Then we overcompensate tossing the other end of the teeter totter flying into the air and out of balance all over again. The latest iteration of this… Read more →

Anxiety by proxy

He’s been the one most excited and the one most conflicted about the coming addition to our family. Our little Segundo is seeing the biggest transition in his role in our family and we are seeing that played out in a changing array of anxieties and excitement. When he heard the  you couldn’t get the smile off his face. He… Read more →

Off season adventuring in Kelly Point Park

This summer we hit up the park at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers a couple of times. Beating the heat with a cool swim next to ships getting loaded with cargo destined for far off places. The beaches were packed and the mood was festive. Six months later at those same beaches we found new adventures in… Read more →

My soon to be three sons

There is another kid coming and it is once again a masculine child. While this is fantastic news for Godfather type families, it does mean more fart jokes for Beautiful. We were hoping for a little more balance in this family but are very excited for this latest edition. Some time in April we will no longer be able to… Read more →

No bug bites, just bruised shins

Lately the most dangerous part of soccer practice has been the mosquitos and not the shin kicking players. We were given a bottle of Guardian Backyard 4-Hour Repellant from Influenster to use over the summer on our trips out into the woods but it didn’t come in time. It did come in time for soccer season though and as the weather… Read more →