About Me

Born in Columbus, OH. One of six children. I’m a new Dad, and created this site for my son, Atlas.
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Dear Atlas,

It’s me, your Dad.

Lately, life feels like it’s going in fast-forward and rewind at the same time. By the time you read this, you won’t understand where the term “rewind” came from.

However, you’ll know things then that I don’t know now. We’ll have shared many memories as a family.

Sometimes when I sit down to write to you, the words come easily to me; it feels like I had something specific to tell you that day, which found its relief when the words found their way to the screen.

Other days, I sit down and have a hard time putting together my thoughts. This morning, I realized the simple act of writing to you—consistently—is one of the first of many ways I’ll tell you I love you.

I had a hard time with my own Dad because he’d often make promises to me that he wasn’t able to deliver on. I say he “wasn’t able to” instead of he “broke his promises” because as I get older, I realize what it means to have bandwidth—and how it can run in short supply, despite the best of intentions.

When I first sat down to write to you, I made a note that I would do so every day. It was one of my own stress tests for being a Dad; I wanted to have something I could begin committing to in the relationship you and I will have.

Well, Atlas, I have to start some other commitments. Part of my commitment to being a good Dad for you involves providing for our family. Deadlines are due today.

I love you, kiddo.


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