The Team

Wife

my wife

I married up, as they say. My wife’s smile lights up my heart. She saved me from a restless meandering and gave me more joy than I ever knew was possible in one person’s life. So, ah … thanks baby! I hope she likes the rice cooker I bought her.

Children(s)

two children playing in a wooded creek

Having a kid is the kind of change that you didn’t know you wanted until you go through it.

Kids are a whole different lesson on what love is.

Child-rearing time in life is, “the longest shortest time.” I’ve never aged faster. Never been happier, either.

My family is a constant source of inspiration and encouragement. They drive me to keep pushing ahead, even when times are bleak and I feel like tossing in the towel. If not for my wife, I would not have been able to realize my personal goals and dreams. If not for my kids, I would already have published three or four books and have all my hair.

My kids have helped me to start bracketing out life in decades rather than weekends, if only because I can’t wait to see what kind of adults they become.

They are the team behind my words and work.

The Rest

We eat double veggies with each meal, so I hope that counts for something. Otherwise, it’s lots of dark chocolate and fresh ground coffee, and the rest just sort of takes care of itself.