Real Life


The day steve jobs died, my mom, who is in the hospital fighting ovarian cancer, came off of a respirator. She couldn’t talk, so she used my iPad to type out what she needed.

Running, one day at a time

Patty and I have a deal to run the Cherry Blossom 10 miler together, and another race in Wisconsin in reciprocity. She ran 3.1 miles this morning. Today I ran, according to my treadmill, for 32 minutes, 2.3 miles, and burned 400 calories. Next run is Thursday.

First 3 months as a Dad

One of the first things I’ve noticed as a new father is how sensitive I am again to time passing.  After graduating college, my has not been measured in discrete chunks of time like semesters, nor have there been regular events like summer/fall/spring breaks to look forward to as a break in my schedule.  Time …

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No H20 for Nicholas

Drinking water can be harmful to smallest babies – Yahoo! News It must drive these researchers crazy to hear what their parents gave to babies, grapes, juices, honey… Babies younger than six months old should never be given water to drink, physicians at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore remind parents. Consuming too much water …

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Introducing Nicholas

I’m very happy to introduce you to the newest member of our familily, Nicholas Herbert, pictured here taking a nap with his proud dad.  He was born in the early morning hours of April 8th.  Since then he’s kept us busy between feedings, diaper changes, and one to two hour cat naps throughout the day.  …

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I’m an uncle!

Not exactly up to the minute news here, where did the last three weeks go and I’ve left my blog sadly unattended.  The biggest news here is that I’m a real honest-to-goodness uncle.  Patty had a baby boy ten days ago, Ian Christopher. He’s cute, and sounds like he cries a lot.  They’re also lucky …

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