87 Flips

“Dad! Can you smell that?” This is never a comfortable question coming from a four year old. “What Benny?” “It’s Spring!” I smile. He’s a few months early, but I smell it too. Last week the thermometer in my truck registered -4º F. Yesterday, February 5th, it was 53ºF and sunny. Winter in Connecticut. AsContinue reading “87 Flips”

Scattered Rainbows

Freedom. I think it means something different to all of us.  I remember hearing a story of a man who had been wrongfully imprisoned. Twenty years later he was released and set free. The interviewer asked him what he wanted to do now that he was out.  His response? To swim in a pool ofContinue reading “Scattered Rainbows”

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center-Thank You!

  Yesterday was awesome! I got to spend the day with some amazing kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) in Hartford, CT. We read some pages of my new book Zagg and the Planetary Defenders, did some drawing, and talked about the power of imagination, writing and art. Nothing is more inspiring to me thanContinue reading “Connecticut Children’s Medical Center-Thank You!”

Yes in My Backyard (YIMBY)

The burning in my chest seems different than in the past. The burning in my legs is shocking to me. Confusion and doubt cloud my mind. It’s only been two laps. The course I created with my boys can only be described as small. Four corners form a square in the backyard marked by aContinue reading “Yes in My Backyard (YIMBY)”