I first walked into the Scout Office by St. Matthias Parish School in Ridgewood, Queens, in 1981 as a 7-year-old Cub Scout. I may have walked out of it for the last time a few weeks ago.The building, my son and I were told, was in the process of being sold and we were being given a new storage space down the block. It was sad. But my son was there to see this important place in my life.For the past several years, our troop had been just using the basement of the corner building on Woodward and Catalpa for storage as we now had most of our meetings in nearby school itself. We had … [Read more...]
I can’t remember why I didn’t bring a change of clothes to the hospital. It’s probably because I kind of suck at planning. Also, it was our first kid, and I was freaking the f**k out.My wife, Allie, also may have been freaking the f**k out, but she is a planner by passion as well as by trade. She planned on having a natural childbirth. After 36 hours of labor … It. Was. Not. Happening.Allie cried. A C-section was not part of the plan. A nurse gave her some meds, which helped. Then an emergency C-section bumped Allie down the wait list. And she had to wait. And wait some more. The meds … [Read more...]
I am the type of parent who likes to document my child's experiences. This means lots and lots of photos. Some might even argue too many.
And, of course, the inevitable question arises: What to do with all those photos? A new company, Tweed Wolf, has some solutions.
Unlike most online photo album services, Tweed Wolf has a team of "storytelling experts and trained designers" who help arrange, edit and design your digital photos into a high quality hardcover album.
“For most, just organizing photos into an album is a … [Read more...]