May 6 Panic!

May 6 Panic!

I inadvertently caused a state of panic among the other men at the grocery store this morning. My mother is in town, so I went to the store and bought a card and cake. “Oh crap, is it Mother’s Day this week?” asked the large oilfield worker behind me. Another guy...
A Sense of Wonder

A Sense of Wonder

This year, I was honored with an invitation to attend Carlsbad High School’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) banquet. (BPA is, incidentally, a great program). It was a two-hour affair, featuring three (3!) separate inspirational PowerPoint presentations, a...
Calling a Truce in the “Mommy Wars”

Calling a Truce in the “Mommy Wars”

Is it best to be a stay at home mom? A working mom? A “work at home” mom who tries to juggle both? That’s one of the ongoing debates circulating the blogosphere and various message boards right now. I know I’m an outsider here (cue: why are you even reading mommy...
A Little This, A Little That

A Little This, A Little That

I observed a new phenomenon while purchasing cards for Valentine’s Day, and that’s the fact that men treat such card purchases like they do trips to a bank ATM. Another guy was picking out a card when I got there, and I patiently waited about 15 feet away while he...