Things Get Worse Before They Get Better

I’ve been reflecting lately on how, when we’re trying to make positive changes in our lives, things usually get worse before they get better. After sleeping poorly for many years, I finally went to a specialist and was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I’m now a few weeks into using a CPAP machine at night, and …

Twelve Years Ago

My oldest daughter, Kate, turns twelve today! It's cliche, but I can't believe it's been that many years since a floppy haired 28 year old and his wife of two years (we had planned on waiting a couple more years to have kids, but things happen) headed to the hospital while an ice storm was …

#StandUpDads

The men of Fathering Together feel that it’s time we speak up even more clearly than we have before. Recent episodes of men bullying women in high profile settings, such as Rep. Ted Yoho calling Rep. Alexandrea Ocasio-Cortez a filthy name on the steps of the US Capitol, have made us realize we need to …

What’s My Brand?

“What’s your brand?” It’s a question I didn’t know how to respond to then, and am still pondering now.

Owning My White Privilege

I want to tell you a story about the moment I was most painfully aware of my white privilege. In the weeks since the murders of Ahmud Arbery, Breonna Taylor here in Louisville, and George Floyd, I’ve noticed white, privileged people like myself taking more seriously our role in the structural injustices in our society. …

Story Receiving

I’ve always been fascinated with story-telling. Whether it was loving Star Wars as a kid (textbook example of Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” concept), or sitting around a campfire with a few friends and a few more beers, I’ve somehow understood that this art form was important long before I knew it had a name. Story-telling was …