Thursday, October 06, 2011

Whether you are a sports fan or not, please take some time read this article by former NY Times writer, and current ESPN/Grantland writer, Jonathan Abrams. It is a great piece of journalism, and it makes me realize that I still have a long way to go.

Secondly, I'd like to give a special shout out to my son's mother, who decided to wait until my son is 14 years old (and my wife is nearly seven months pregnant) to give serious consideration to having my son live with me full time. Great timing. You see my son has started off with poor grades (again) and his mother kicked him off the JV basketball team he JUST made, yelled at him, and then decided that she can no longer steer him in the right direction--something I noticed about 5-6 years ago I might add. I'm not saying I'm SuperDad with all the answers, but I had good parents and they slid me the how-to-be-a-good-parent manual. I'll stop there.

Thirdly, I wonder what its like to walk down the street, and see people of all ages, races, sexes and nationalities, using the devices that you were instrumental in creating. Is it overwhelming? Does your ego shoot through the roof? Do you get paranoid and start thinking of the next invention? I don't know what that's like, but he did.

And now the next installment in the "Listen to Michael Jackson Sing Background Vocals" week:


Me said...

maybe she's decided to let you try your hand at fulltime parenting because she's heard how wonderful you are at it and wants you to show and prove that you do, indeed, have the manual? lol, please keep us posted on how this goes.

Jazzbrew said...

AND you will have an extra hand to watch young Melvin. BONUS!!

Seriously, there is something about having a younger sibling that makes kids pick up their game. Especially when there is a larger age difference. Henry's older sister has made HUGE strides in everything since he arrived. I'm really proud of her.