We come across many people who will have some measure of influence in our lives. For some, they will become titans in our young minds and become the basis of a personal Mt. Rushmore. And like Mt. Rushmore, we might build mental monuments to the four most influential […]
The last month or so hasn’t been fun. There have been fun moments here and there but in general there has mostly been sadness, luckily waning. My sister, Marci, passed away in late April unexpectedly leaving me the last one of our nuclear family. Our relationship wasn’t always […]
Summer 2014 went by so so quickly! When I dropped the kids off at school on the Wednesday after Labor Day, it felt like the last day of the last school year never happened. Time is funny like that. Thankfully, we saved the best part of the summer […]
Real Dads mind the Arancini during New Year’s Eve celebration prep and proudly wear silly aprons while they do it cause wearing the silly apron is better than getting a tough to remove grease stain on their shirt. Happy Father’s Day!
This past Saturday, Mrs. G-LO, our two boys, and I headed into Philly for the 2013 Vendy Awards. The event, which was held at Penn Treaty Park, featured some of Philadelphia’s best “Sweet” and “Savory” street vendors competing for the following four awards: the Vendy Cup, the People’s […]
Jersey Week is that week in November where schools are closed on Tuesday for Election Day and then Thursday and Friday for the NJEA convention. Some school districts close for the entire week while other hold classes (albeit poorly attended) on Monday and Wednesday. Each year, we use this week […]
As a run-up to International Stout Day, I had the great pleasure of finding myself at Fitzgerald’s in Doolin, Ireland. Prior to our trip, my father-in-law had mentioned our travels to his softball/racquetball buddies and one of them had told him that O’Hara’s is the best stout in […]
At the end of the summer, I found myself at the Jersey Shore with my wife’s family. Now I’m not saying that they drive me to drink but I did walk about half a mile with severe sciatic pain to find a liquor store and pick up a […]