Category: Family

A Little Break

I took a little break from politics last week. Not a complete break mind you. It’s hard to get away from things like Ossoff and that amazing Washington Post article. But a break nonetheless. ...

Dispelled

I came to two realizations last week: My daughters – no matter how nasty they are – will, at some point, be stopped from succeeding. Phil is gone. I won’t talk further about the first since I don’t...

Building a Wall

We will build a wall. And it will be a great wall. A huge wall. And we will build it using illegal rocks. And the purpose of the wall will not be to keep...

One Thing After Another

This is one of those posts that is very scary for me to publish. It might be way too personal from a family perspective. On the other hand, does it even come close to being...

In Search of a Common Goal

A large portion of the Excellente crew got together in North Carolina this past weekend. The excuse for the get-together was the Panther’s/Patriots’ pre-season game. Dave had gone last year, and my brother-in-law Matt...

A Fortnight

It’s been two weeks since I last posted. Anyone worried? If so, to alleviate those¬†worries, here’s a quick update on what’s been happening. First, there was a graduation party. A graduation party with I-don’t-know-how-many...

The Week In Review

Sometimes I feel a little guilty about not having a job. You know – guilt over not fulfilling my potential, not accomplishing anything concrete, and not earning an income. That feeling strikes me when...

Blue Balls

Phil was moved to a rehab facility Thursday, and things continue to look up. Over the course of the past six weeks, we’ve been keeping immediate family members informed via a group text. There...

Flowers

Phil’s stay at the hospital continues. And continues. And continues. He has just about had it, which is more than understandable. But it will continue awhile longer. We’ve set up a sort of round...

In Motion

Two weeks and a day. That’s how long Phil has been in the hospital. The original surgery that went so well has been complicated with an infection. An infection that has done a number...