Parenthood Rising

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It’s been nearly a week since my son was released from the NICU.  This past week has been a whirlwind.  Lack of sleep.  Watching Scrubs during 3:00am feedings.  Days where I don’t even go outside.  And, holy crap, is it worth it.  This little guy is amazing despite not doing much of anything yet.  And today is his due date.

Henry’s Due Date

 

Writing with a Life

Writing was a core part of my life from my first poem at the age of 15 until I returned from the Peace Corps at age 24.  Since then, life has taken hold.  I have a wife of two year.  I have had a career for four years.  I’m about to buy my first house.  The thing is, my writing never stopped.  What I felt comfortable sharing has changed though.  I have spent most of the past five year reflecting on my life.

I kept a daily journal in the Peace Corps.  Since my return, I’ve kept a career journal to reflect on the 40 hours I spend sitting a desk.  It is very different writing from the days of poetry and novels–but it has helped me grow as a writing.  And I hope to share what I can in the days, weeks, and months ahead.  I am currently searching my harddrives from the past few years to see what I can post.

I’ve added two pieces in this latest update.

Municipal Broadband for Greeley, Colorado.  As I returned home, a debate was raging in my city about the pros and cons of a municipal broadband.  This is the editorial I wrote for the Greeley Tribune.

The Family Legacy.  My father’s parents died exactly one month apart.  After 64 years of marriage, my grandmother died on December 7th, 2017.  After only a month without his life partner, my grandfather died on January 7th, 2018.  This is my memorial to them.

I hope you are well.  Thank you for your continued support.