I am a child of the 80s. My formative years were spent on a basketball court at the local park back in the day when it was safe to stay at a local park while my mother worked. As an only child, I was also a latch-key kid. My single, working mother did all she could to provide for me.
As a Generation X’er, I grew up watching Who’s the Boss and dreaming of Alyssa Milano. I watched Knight Rider and Alf. I remember Not Necessarily the News on HBO. I left the theater at our local shopping mall in a shocked daze at the revelation that Darth Vader was Luke’s father. I was that goofy and silly kid that walked the halls at his local junior high school. I wore Payless Shoes until my mother saved enough money to buy my first pair of Air Jordans, which coincidentally, were the very first pair of Air Jordans released. So, it is safe to say I am in my 40s.
To be precise, I am currently 42. Since those days, I have grown up quite a bit. I muddled through my 20s and 30s. In that time, I served my country in the Navy and earned a college degree. Nothing came easy, either because of my stubborn refusal to conform or because I was just a glutton for punishment. I went on to earn two graduate degrees and settle into a professional career. So, research and reading are second nature to me.
However, my most important role is that of father. I am the father to two amazing children. One is 18 years old and the other is 6 weeks old. Thus, I started this blog to share my experiences. So much has changed in so many ways and I think there are other guys out there who may need a hand or just a place to help them with the anxiety of being a dad. Because let me tell you, if you are not anxious about being a dad, then you need to write a blog of your own and tell the rest of us what we need to do to be you…baller!
I am still passionate about books, music, and movies. I am a die hard comic and sci-fi fan. I workout when I can. I bought my mid-life crisis car. I am trying to guide my oldest son as he navigates through the abyss of college. I would like to think that I am like you and hope that you all are mostly like me. So, thanks for reading.