Dear Superdad …

Dear Superdad …

It really doesn’t matter whether you remember Superman as the black and white TV version, Christopher Reeve, or even this new guy from Man of Steele whose name I am truthfully too lazy to even look up. However, Superman is a timeless figure in American culture of strength, honor, and laser beam eyes. Yet, I always wondered, “Why didn’t he have kids?”

Clearly he was getting it on with Lois Lane!

Perhaps the biology of two alien species made it impossible, but don’t be sad for Superman. While he may not have had kids, Superman lives on in the hearts of us […]

Is a Funny Death Too Much to Ask?

Is a Funny Death Too Much to Ask?

One thing I know is that I want to leave them laughing.

I used to have a specific idea about what happens after someone dies. And it always played out the same way in my head. Everyone wearing all black piles in to an attorney’s office. There is always one lady with an oversized hat sitting on the front row slightly sobbing. The attorney somberly reads the will and a fight ensues. But then it turns out that a lady lurking in the back is actually the dead guy’s mistress and she gets everything! Yeah, I watch too many movies.

OK. So […]

Aim Higher This Valentine’s

Aim Higher This Valentine’s

It’s almost here!!!

That wonderful day smack dab between the 17 days you almost actually stuck to your New Year’s resolutions and St. Patrick’s Day, when you totally forget about resolutions.

(17 days? Hey, that’s a new record for most people!)

But before you go diving mouth-first into a heart shaped box of chocolates, let’s talk about how much you’re NOT going to blow it this year. Let’s talk about the true sentiment of Valentine’s Day.

It is not about overpriced roses. Or about a flying diaper baby with weaponry slung around its wee little chest. It is definitely not about mowing down everything […]

The Price of Growing Up

The Price of Growing Up

I never thought about dying when I was younger. I don’t mean just when I was a kid, because what kid walks around consumed with death. I mean even as a young adult in my 20’s I felt pretty darn invincible. Again, you might think that’s no big deal, but let me go ahead and clue you in on the fact that in my 20’s I was a Marine Infantryman patrolling the streets of Iraq. And yet still, I wasn’t worried about dying despite death chasing me at every crowded street. But now that I am all “grown up”, it […]