Year 5, Day 304: Christmas ’22 in Review!

Christmas morning at my parents' house has long been a sluggish affair. Sure, there were the days of yore when I would wake up early (like, 3 AM) out of excitement for what was under the tree, but as my brothers and I got older (not to mention my parents), Christmas gradually became a late-morning … Continue reading Year 5, Day 304: Christmas ’22 in Review!

Year 5, Day 253: Baby’s First Live Show!

Over the course of my years in Charlotte, I've had the pleasure of enjoying some outstanding shows at Ovens Auditorium. Sufjan Stevens. Rent. John Cleese and Eric Idle. John Prine, for God's sake. Well today, we took Miles to that same venue for his first live show ever, and Lord help me, it was PAW … Continue reading Year 5, Day 253: Baby’s First Live Show!

Year 5, Day 248: Miles’s House of Horror V!

Our tale begins, dear reader, with a familiar scene. Familiar...and yet BONE-CHILLING for five-year-olds everywhere. Imagine, if you will, a child...left to his own devices for the better part of the afternoon. As the sun begins to set and the ghouls begin to emerge and wander the streets of a suburban hellscape, this child -- … Continue reading Year 5, Day 248: Miles’s House of Horror V!