Back when I was still knee-high to the grown folk and living with my mom, “Back East”, as us Californians call it, I spent the majority of my days playing “Dinosaurs” in an unforgettable forest of sorts, in a giant park called Providence. I’d cross the street from our apartment and descend the gravel path,(…)
After its highly successful inaugural run in Los Angeles, STEAM Carnival (San Francisco) is finally coming to our beloved City By The Bay and, for the next two weeks, I have your chance(s) to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets by entering the giveaway in the widget at the bottom of this post! Many thanks(…)
Dear Parents, You’ve all seen the commercials. Two opposing vehicles approach an intersection at full speed. In the passenger cabin of the first car, the man at the wheel is rocking out to a driving guitar riff on his radio. In the other, a father takes his eyes off the road ahead and whips them(…)
“But what happened, Miss Simone? Specifically, what happened to your big eyes that quickly veil to hide the loneliness? To your voice that has so little tenderness, yet flows with your commitment to the battle of Life? What happened to you?”- Dr. Maya Angelou, Redbook Here’s what I knew about Nina Simone: I knew that(…)
Tis the Season Of The Dad and the internet is once again awash with lists of all things for, from, and about dads. This year, I wanted to toss my hat in the ring with my very first Father’s Day-esque post, and rather than simply contributing another list of gift ideas, or scouring my brain(…)
By (Dada) Mike Heenan in People, Places, Things 7 Comments Tags: Bay Bridge, Bridge, City Dads Group, Kids, Kindie, Levi's Stadium, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area Dad, SF Dads Group, The Painted Ladies
Let’s pretend, for the sake of argument, that you’ve wondered where I’ve been. That you’ve noticed our conspicuous absence over here on the blog. That you’ve checked in on us, often, only to discover that nothing new had been documented since October. That you’ve clicked and heard the crickets. Well, suffice it to say, we(…)
One morning, just out of my teens, in the back bedroom of a two-bedroom duplex in South Carolina’s “Low Country,” I found my dad, dead, on the floor by his bed. To this date there are but two things I don’t like to talk about, often, my own health, and the death of my father.(…)
Despite the sheer awesomeness of all of the Family-Friendly events that we’ve attended with SF Dads Group, lately, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t super stoked to be attending this one, sans kids!
I want to tell you about a moment that happened a few weeks back. When the hotel’s elevator doors suck shut and the telltale bell-tone sounds its ascent, I finally feel that solitude that I’ve come to know, so often, back home. It’s a strange sort of alone. An isolation I can sometimes find solace(…)
(Bonus: Guest interview of Super Bowl champ Kevin Butler by Chris Bernholdt of “Banish The Playdate.” Fame.) Football is dominating the news these days and needless to say, it’s not all good.