Easter Sunday with the Neighbors

There are a couple things I miss about Easter. First, the excitement of the kids when they were young running around and looking for the eggs. We got really lucky, our neighborhood would do a collective Easter egg hunt. Several households hid eggs in their yards and the kids from  the different families would be […]

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The Many Follicled god Demands Humility!

The featured picture and the one on the left above is not of my mother, but of my father as a child. The picture on the right is my father in his 20’s. Those beautiful long locks of hair are long gone. He always told us that he lost his hair from riding his motorcycle […]

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#3: Having my Doubts about Older Brother

So I discovered that I had an older brother, I kind of expected him to be smarter than me, but even as young as I was, I knew he was not using the tricycle correctly. Sadly, I did not know how to use words yet to express my disappointment at the time and was just […]

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Never Give Up!

Dear Daughter Here we are again, studying for finals. It seems crazy to think that this is really the only life you’ve known! Let me assure you that there is more out there in the world then being constantly tested. Nevertheless, I know you got this because you’re not a quitter! You didn’t become a […]

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Time Machines & Violence!

Dear Kids You’re more tech savvy than me so if you come across a time machine on the internet, don’t tell me about it. I concluded that Life is Great because there are no time machines! Justice delayed in not justice and a grown man beating up a little girl is probably not justice at […]

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Family – Can’t choose them!

Kids The old saying is that “you can chose your friends, but not your family” and maybe that’s a good thing. Yes, many of you are a pain, a bit crazy, and really weird, but we have to accept all that. We are the only family we got and we’re stuck together, best to accept […]

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Thanksgiving

Hello Kids So today is Thanksgiving and it makes life great because the family will get together. It will be loud, it will be messy and we will eat too much. The best part is that it’s at Uncles Frank’s, so we can just eat and leave; let them clean up the mess! However, we […]

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Racism in my Home!

Kids We will stay on the ethnicity theme one day longer. Today, I think it’s time to address the ugly racism going on in our home! We will get to the equally ugly ageism at another time. Two things you know about me; I consider myself a funny guy and I like cheese with crackers. […]

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Big Fan of Child Labor!

Dear Son Thanks! So yesterday I needed to do some manual labor and my son volunteered to help me. Sure, he regretted it almost immediately when we had to wake up at 4:30AM. Kidding he was a real help and a real trouper the entire time. Before you call child protection services, despite his Totoro […]

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Always Happy to Have my Crew!

I’m back… I think? This may be a weird time to restart writing about Why Life is Great given all the recent tragedies, specifically Pittsburgh! However, I think it’s when these tragedies occur that we need to be reminded of the good things in our lives! This morning around 1:30AM a young man that the […]

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Happy Father’s Day

Father, These past twenty something years or so, your son and I have lived as your children. There have of course been many ups and downs. We’ve had to endure hours of channel surfing to no avail. Life also isn’t so easy with an immigrant father, as sometimes the language and cultural barriers get in […]

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Churros & Kindness Leads to Happiness!

Dear Kids I had lunch yesterday with a nice gentlemen, a pretty successful person in business. Interestingly enough what he considers one of his main priorities in life now is to be kind to people.  My advice is you don’t have to wait to become successful or older to start being kind.  Like a nice […]

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Someone’s Birthday Who Could NOT be Trusted!

Hello Kiddies Today is your grandfather’s birthday. He’s now been gone 4 years and of course we all miss him tremendously. He would have been 85 years old today and still concerned about his appearance. What’s important is that he really loved and enjoyed you guys, you kids were a kind of renaissance for your […]

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When your Kids are Old enough to Really Help!

Last weekend I had a monumental yard/gardening task that I had been putting off for way too long. Of course with yards, the longer you put it off, the worst the problem gets with things getting overgrown and leaves piling up, etc. I had finally built up the courage to tackle it and as I was […]

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The Crew Got Together!

Just wanted to state the obvious, life is pretty great when we get the crew together. It was nice having everyone home, even if it was for a short period. Sure, we get on each other’s nerves and can’t agree on what to watch on TV (I refuse to ever watch 30-day Fiance or Terrace […]

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Mother’s Day!

Dear Kids Life is great and possible because of mothers! You would never be born if it was left to men to give birth to you! So let’s celebrate the day that made your existence possible.  You should apologize to your mother for what you did to her body and for all the sleepless nights […]

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Do Something Bold … or at least plan to!

  Dear Kids I was recently thinking about Uncle Frank; my much older and less good looking brother. Despite genetics not being too kind to him, I do admire his boldness. First, the courage to go out in public wearing those pants and second the goal he set for himself. Uncle Frank wanted to be […]

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Yeah… Finals are over! Time to Celebrate!

Kiddo With finals over and you now being 21, it might be time to celebrate by grabbing a drink somewhere.   Allow to me suggest a lemonade. However, when you come back home, you will have to buy your old man a beer as a right of passage.  Your brother will probably want in on the […]

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