Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Night Observations

It may sound silly based on their age difference, the limited amount of time they have really spent together, or any other reason I could come up with to doubt what I just noticed...but it sure seems to me that Sean Patrick and Hudson Patrick are already forming some kind of bond. I watched them tonight...from a distance mostly...and Sean sure loves that little boy. He gets to see what so many saw in little Sean, but from the other side. And he is patient and sweet and lives for the belly laughs and wildness inside of Hudson that I can't help but be affected by in a profound way. It's like watching my little brother, Paddy...Hudson's dad...all over again.

Life is impossible to understand, full of surprises, beautiful, and best enjoyed awake. 

Tonight was another great dinner at Mark and Richelle's. I'm the luckiest guy I know for so many reasons, but their loving household is the exact kind of place where some cool observations like these ones can happen for a kid like me. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hi Pops

I was thinking about you tonight. I looked up to the sunset over the Sierras and the sky was on fire with a red that burned...full of an energy and strength that seemed somehow familiar. I've seen you up there before and I like that I can find you there...when I need to. 

I miss you a lot. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

My Monkeys

If nothing else, I can say without question that these two little loves always want to be active and I love that about them. 

Like the shirt says...this is what's next. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Yeah, me too.

Powerful and True.

So just do me this kindness and dedicate 4 minutes to this dialogue today.

Here's the reason: This commentator is accurate in what is going to come of this situation; we are creating a place in society where we will have to call ourselves Sluts in order to demonstrate that the term has been manipulated and used against women to put them into a no-win situation, and we want to give that power back to them.

So before I have to start calling my little daughter a slut someday, please just open your mind up to the situation at hand: we aren't giving women much of a choice here. OWN UP to your hypocrisy and TEACH your daughters and your sons what damage judgement and hypocrisy can breed.

Thank you.