Coffee Blog

The tea of milk & sugar

Good morning, can I offer you a cup of black tea? This morning, we will be sipping David’s Tea Breakfast Blend. The loose leaf looks like a collection of black splinters with occasional reddish-brown twigs mixed in. It produces a deep reddish-brown tea. I would describe the smell as classic, a classic tea smell. And… Continue reading The tea of milk & sugar

A to Z Blogging

The “L” in 2020 A to Z

Little Man He checked and double checked his outfit. His little hand flying fast over his shirt front, shifting his belt buckle and pulling on his cowboy boots. Satisfied he parades himself around the room waiting for go time completely happy with himself. Who knew this would be a ritual for years to come. By… Continue reading The “L” in 2020 A to Z

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Travel back in time: Travel forward

The Penis Chronicles presents, “Travel back in time: Travel forward” Sometimes I just watch them. I listen and I wonder what my life was like before them. I can’t remember and I can’t imagine being anywhere but here and now. Sometimes I remember the tinier versions of the young men I call my babies. I… Continue reading Travel back in time: Travel forward

Parenting & Other Life Stories

When the Bottom Falls Out

The Penis Chronicles presents, “When the Bottom Falls Out” My youngest boy can’t swim. The child doesn’t even float; he sinks like a boulder! Now for most of us the knowledge that we can’t swim screams out from the tiny corner of our brain, “STOP FOOL DON’T JUMP! YOU CAN’T SWIM!” However, with my son… Continue reading When the Bottom Falls Out

Parenting & Other Life Stories

A bloody fall

The Penis Chronicles presents, “A bloody fall.” “The funny thing about kids is they are the reason we lose it and the reason we hold it together.” – Have you ever read any of those sayings about parenting boys and it being harder to keep them alive? It that my heart has stopped and… Continue reading A bloody fall

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Code for summer

The Penis Chronicles presents, “Code for summer” What does summer mean for me in the realm of parenting boys? Beyond the “is it time to go back to school again blues” it means dirty, dirty children! I am not entirely sure how they manage it or if it is their unwritten child code for summer,… Continue reading Code for summer

Parenting & Other Life Stories

“Um, Pardon?”and story rules

The Penis Chronicles present “Um, Pardon?” and story rules One of the things that my boys and I enjoy doing together is telling stories. It was something my older boy and I started doing a few years ago based off the pictures in a search and find book (Hungry Daddy Story). It spiraled from there… Continue reading “Um, Pardon?”and story rules

Parenting & Other Life Stories

Instant Biceps Growth

The Penis Chronicles presents “Instant Biceps Growth”  Most people know the benefits of exercise. I have found that exercising with my 5 and 8 year old has a few extra benefits. So, picture this: It has been a long day and the last thing that I want to do is exercise, but I know I… Continue reading Instant Biceps Growth