An ugly chimera of a storm is hitting the eastern seaboard of the United States tonight, and is expected to rain havoc down upon the region for the next several days. Before anything else I want to say that my family will be praying for all of the people in the storm’s path (both current and recent), and hoping damage expectations were terribly exaggerated.
That being said however, now I need to talk about hurricanes and poor civic planning. Continue reading
On a pleasant autumn night similar to the night of our daughter’s birth, when we drove past the hospital and I started to reminisce fondly about that daughter’s planned delivery, my wife objected. Not only was induction significantly more painful than spontaneous labor, but also she had always wanted to start labor naturally and to experience… well, whatever Continue reading
To effect my daughter’s birth, my wife had to be induced into labor. The doctors used a medicine which made the birthing process even more excruciating than normal. I know this, so I should probably also know to be careful about admitting that I prefer induction to the alternative. If you suspect that I was actually careful though, you haven’t been reading enough of my posts.
The story starts years ago on the afternoon of my wife’s due date, a fine fall Monday which Continue reading
I enjoy words, perhaps more than is usual or healthy. I like hearing them; I like knowing them; I like using them. (That last should probably be obvious by now, or I’m not doing it correctly.)
Naturally, given that I’m the one involved, my enjoyment promotes an embarrassing number of odd activities. For example, if I’m watching a video and can’t understand a Continue reading