The six most underappreciated Christmas songs

Last week, I talked about what I think are the 10 worst Christmas songs ever, and I promised that I would stop being such a Grinch and post something positive about Christmas. Despite my hangups about Christmas, I am quite a fan of Christmas music (when it’s played in season). There are a lot of great…

Haikus for parents of infants

Haikus for parents of infants Baby on the floor Lots of noise and rancid smell Baby in the tub Daddy wears a suit Formula starts to bubble Oh no! Time to change Mommy needs a nap Baby wants to play a game Over and over Put the baby down Baby wants to be picked up…

Babies grow up

Babies grow up Perhaps it’s because I’ve spent a lot of time processing my own mortality and reflecting upon (if not mourning) the loss of my youth that I don’t feel a sense of sadness as I watch The Girl grow. I realize that the baby that slept next to me in a little plastic…

On Hope Deferred

On Hope Deferred Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. – Proverbs 13:12 Several years ago, Representative Charles Rangel (D) of New York was in some trouble and was awaiting a trial by his peers in the House. As these kind of things typically go, politics became…