My wife and I work for competing companies, and our schedules seem to work against our marriage. Continue reading Marriage and career: A juggling act
We always intended to have kids at some point, but that far away, nonspecific future date feels more and more like a looming presence with each passing day, week, month and year. Continue reading The pressure to have a kid
On Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, I did something I’ve never done. Continue reading Tales of a gift-wrapping virgin
It all started with an innocent conversation in the newsroom about four years ago. Continue reading A first date to remember
Every year, we watch this movie, and every year, we laugh like it’s the first time we’ve watched it. Continue reading God bless you, ‘Christmas Vacation’
Three years ago today, on a frigid evening at a winery in western Illinois, I married my best friend. Continue reading Happy anniversary, sweetheart
I hate driving on the interstate. I avoid it all costs.
It’s the reason my wife and I haven’t visited such exotic places as St. Louis or Chicago — that is, without the help of mass transportation or, you know, someone else driving. Continue reading Interstate hate song