Category Fatherhood

Registered and Ready For School!

A human life is a schooling for eternity.~ Gottfried Keller Today was spent registering my daughter for her new school, which she will begin attending in two days… Finally, everything is coming together. So much has to be done to change a child’s school, especially when there is a change in custody like there is […]

Moving Day

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.~ Mother Teresa It’s been a hectic weekend. I haven’t had time to keep up with my blog reading and writing because we’ve been on the go non-stop. As I wrote about before, my 14 year old daughter is moving in […]

Big Changes, Little Time.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.~ Laozi OK! There’s been a lot going on here in monkeytown in the past month. I can finally expose what’s been taking up so much […]

We Enjoyed The Shortest Day Of The Year.

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. ~ John Burroughs Saturday, the shortest day of the year shined bright and warm… Quality overcoming quantity. I […]

We Won!

Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick Just a quick update after an exhausting day… We prevailed in our day in court! The judge ruled that my daughter cannot leave the state as it would be detrimental to our relationship… I’m not sure if her mother […]

Doug Helps Me Too.

But life inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected. I’ve come to understand these curve balls are the beautiful unfolding of both karma and current. ~Carre Otis I couldn’t sleep very well last night… My mind kept working on the problems I’m facing, in spite of my efforts […]

Creating When Life Tries To Stop You.

No baby, if you’re going to create you’re going to create whether you work 16 hours a day in a coal mine or you’re going to create in a small room with 3 children while you’re on welfare, you’re going to create with part of your mind and your body blown away, you’re going to […]

Don’t Create Misery For Yourself.

Doug and I are having a busy weekend in real life… I’m preparing the narrative for my court appearance in eight days, when I’ll be attempting to gain custody of my teen daughter. It’s easy to become mired in distasteful situations and lose sight of the broader arc of our lives. I needed to step […]

Tending To Our Lives.

A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. ~Liberty Hyde Bailey Told to leave. Doug wouldn’t let me open up the laptop today until we went outside. Florida weather is perfect this time of year. […]

So, Who ARE These Monkeys, And Why Do They Keep Telling Me What To Do?

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt It’s been seven weeks since I decided to find out what […]