There’s an anxious murmur that swells the room to the rafters. Throngs of children, thigh-high to their parents and filled in from the front row to the back-of-the-house, huddle in front of the empty stage. Sunshine from skylights paints awaiting faces until the tension is suddenly snapped by a deep, down-tempo bass beat that starts to pour forth from wooofers around the room. (Read the rest)
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“In a perfect world,” I wrote, “you have the Pampers semi truck pull up to our Dad’s Night Out/Diaper Drive event at 6:30 PM. The side gates roll up, as if by magic – confetti and balloons set aloft – and a team of Santa’s elves unloads pallet after pallet in a seemingly endless parade of diapers for donation! (Read the rest)
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. (Read the rest)
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! (Read the rest)
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 around to a kid in the car seat in back where an untimely tantrum is in full swing. (Read the rest)
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“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.
It is safe to say that when we had our first child we were literally languishing in a lair of despair. We were renting the lemon of all lemons, as far as homes go, and what we initially thought would be a unique and spacious fixer-upper, quickly proved to be a rotting, rat-infested, asbestos-ceilinged mess. (Read the rest)
Father’s Day has come and gone, again. All of that dad-centric attention that fills your TV screens with grill ads and sports car spots has settled back into business as usual and I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a slight hangover effect from all of that focus on fathers. (Read the rest)
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 space for another anecdotal post about treasured Father’s Days of yore, I decided to incorporate two of my relatively newfound passions : Fatherhood and Photography. (Read the rest)
By (Dada) Mike Heenan in People, Places, Things 6 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. (Read the rest)