I was leaving my weekly trip to Target, picking up some diapers and other household essentials, the kids were fast asleep in their car seats when I got an alert from the Associated Press about the explosions at the Boston Marathon. I quickly tuned into 1010 Wins news-radio, figuring they would have the most up to date information. As the day's events unfolded, traditional media and social media had a hard time keeping up with the news. Confirmed reports. Unconfirmed reports. It was very hard to decipher what was true. I looked back at Nugget and Thor soundlessly napping and was glad that I … [Read more...]
When I became a stay at home dad, about a year ago, I had no idea what kind of impact I would have as a dad and as a son. Those first days at home, I drove my father-in-law Nazaret to his radiation treatments. He could still drive at that point, but the chemo treatments were taking their toll so it was better to have someone go with him. By July, he was doing better, seemingly cancer free.
Then in the early fall, he was sick again. This time it was much worse. Instead of having a very treatable cancerous growth near his jaw, his doctors were … [Read more...]