Passion vs. Natural Talent?

Dear Daughter Yesterday I posted something about the fact that there is no ideal body, but this of course brought up an interesting dilemma in my mostly demented mind. BTW – I was sane before you kids came along, but your mother will never confirm this. Although, what does this say about your mother? That […]

Read More…

There is no Ideal Body!

Dear Daughter Believe it or not, your father was channel surfing the other night instead of just staying on one channel, like I always do. Desperate for entertainment since Netflix failed me once more, I started flying past the different sports channels and it occurred to me that there is no ideal body. I know […]

Read More…

Best Time & Place to be a Woman!?

Dear Daughter This is sadly a serious post and a failing on my part for not having discussed this with you before. It’s seriousness mandates lots of words, that’s why you’re getting it on a weekend. I know you’re busy at school, but there’s never a right time for this one. It’s about sexual harassment! […]

Read More…

Most Favorite Foods Not Spider Shaped!

Dear Daughter Halloween is almost upon us and I suspect that your love for spiders has not changed at all? Thank goodness that all your favorite foods are not spider shaped! I mean really? Could you actually eat those cookies with those chocolaty long legs and tasty candy eyes looking at you?  Of course not! […]

Read More…

Great Big Empty Parking Lots

Dear Daughter Sometimes in the early morning hours, this is what parking lots look like, even the lamp posts go home for the night.  You can just slide in and out of parking spots carefree. Heck park crooked, who really cares, it’s really just one huge parking spot at that point. This is one of […]

Read More…

We Can Experience Happiness!

Dear Daughter Obviously happiness makes Life Great, but sometimes I think we take for granted that we can experience happiness. How strange and unbearable would life be if there was no happiness? If we somehow we lacked the ability to feel joy, if all we could look forward to was the sensation of a full […]

Read More…

Good Enough!

Dear Daughter I know that you can be a bit of a perfectionist at times, but as our old and wise philosopher friend Jake likes to say , “Good Enough!” And Life is Great quite often with the ‘good enough’ concept, seeking perfection often just makes life unbearable. However, his other saying, “I almost did […]

Read More…

You Always have Options!

Dear Daughter Great talking to you yesterday – I know it’s going to be another tough week, but you can do this! Always remember that Life is Great because we always have choices in our lives. Like whether to wait for someone to slice us a piece of cake or just dig in and help […]

Read More…

Silliness Makes Life Great

Dear Daughter I have many photos of our family and this one is one of my more favorites photos of you to date.  It’s you just being spontaneously silly, which is what I think really makes Life Great. The photo next to yours is of another silly guy, so maybe it’s in the genes. Hang […]

Read More…

Ding- Dong -Hitch

Dear Daughter Let’s face it, Life is Great because of me. What a great Dad you have, to be at your place within 10 minutes at 6AM when you live miles away just to find out who was ringing your doorbell every 5-10 minutes and then running off.  You are a very lucky girl!  No, […]

Read More…

Embarrassing Situations – Good Outcomes!

Dear Daughter Sorry this post is a little long! Sometimes doing the right thing is a little embarrassing, but it makes Life Great. A short story here – remember Birdo (you named it, not me)? The baby bird our darn cat brought home for us as a gift? He was tiny and so fragile at […]

Read More…

Sometimes it’s Good to Hide!

Dear Daughter Our Life is pretty Great because we actually have the luxury of either immediately facing most of our problems or hiding from them … for awhile anyway. Yes, eventually we do need to come out from behind the curtains where absolutely no one could see us hiding and deal with stuff. I do […]

Read More…

Sunscreen – Good!

Dear Daughter & Son Sunscreen makes life great because it not only makes you look cool, but it also protects your skin! Although I’ve heard that there are those out there that over apply it… as if that’s even possible. That guy next to you probably doesn’t have enough on his face yet. Anyway, keep […]

Read More…

Learning

Dear Daughter I know it may not always seem like it, but learning can really make life great. Whether it’s learning school stuff or just learning in general.  Not just because it might help you earn a living one day, but people love know-it-alls. OK, maybe not that last thing, but we are living in […]

Read More…

Basketball Season Starting

Dear Daughter I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I guess Life is Great because basketball season starts tomorrow.  As you know I don’t watch or care for basketball ever since you retired out of the sport, but out of nowhere your mother became a Warriors fan last year and now she is very excited […]

Read More…

Daughter Visit

Dear Daughter Life was great because the family was together yesterday! It was also great because I did not have to write the blog and you did not have to read it! I skipped yesterday because you came to stay with us Friday and Saturday. As always, great to have you home sleeping in your […]

Read More…

It’s a Lego Car for You – Sorry!

Dear Daughter This post will be a Life is Great post if you really enjoy driving a Lego car? They are unique and no one really ever sees them on the road, so it could be really cool! I hope you do like a Lego mobile because that might be what you aspire to drive […]

Read More…

Watsonville DMV – Nice People Rule!

Dear Daughter I do believe that today is another big test day – good luck!!! To stay positive remember Watsonville!!! Lesson there is that sometimes life can get you down, bad things and rude people just happen – even if you don’t deserve it! But life is great because often a few simple acts of human […]

Read More…

Thankfully Spiders are Small & Stupid!

Dear Daughter Halloween is around the corner and I know how fond you are of spiders – so it’s a spider theme today! What if spiders were big and smart? Then maybe one day your boss would be a giant grumpy spider! Imagine that – working for a scary spider – Yikes! Maybe you’d have […]

Read More…