Stories from the journey of fatherhood & brotherhood
We circled 2020 long before COVID cracked it wide open. This would be the year when our car’s regular seating assignments changed. Once my daughter got her driving permit in February, we ventured out to drive in slow circles around the neighborhood.
Then, when COVID kept most people off the roads in March and April, we took advantage of the open spaces to get some serious--and safe--practice in. The more comfortable she got with driving, the more comfortable we got just riding...
Lately the days feel like the standardized output from an assembly line. We’re stuck in the film Groundhog Day - but without Bill Murray’s quirky genius.
My days follow the same general outline:
- Wake up. Savor a cup of coffee while watching the morning wake.
- Hear my son’s barefooted trot down the hallway. Play trucks with him.
- Feed our eager horses.
- Eat breakfast with my wife and kids before sheepishly “commute” to my desk....