Archive for October 2011

On Halloween: Five things that scared me as a kid and the adult fears they morphed into.

On Halloween: Five things that scared me as a kid and the adult fears they morphed into.
In honor of Halloween, I’ve gone back and opened up those scary childhood closets, looked under the bed to remind myself of all the things that used to make me afraid. And, as an added benefit (no charge) we’ll see how those childhood fears have morphed into the things that now scare me as a... Read more »

Please Make a Note of it

Please Make a Note of it
When I was getting ready to leave town on my flight earlier this week, I suddenly remembered I’d forgotten to sign my daughter up for basketball. It seems there’s always at least one “mouse that gets away,” which is how I refer to a detail or errand or to-do item that needed to be accomplished... Read more »

A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: All Things Must Pass

By Rick Kaempfer I made a comment on my Facebook status update yesterday about Theo Epstein’s arrival in Chicago, and it somehow degenerated into a discussion of passing gas with my Facebook friends. I have to admit, this sort of thing happens to me a lot. The subject matter isn’t my favorite, but it sort... Read more »
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A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: 16 Years Ago Today

By Rick Kaempfer Sixteen years ago I was working in radio; part of the John Records Landecker show on WJMK in Chicago. We constantly discussed our personal lives on the air, so when my wife Bridget became pregnant with our first child, her pregnancy was closely followed on the air. We played the audio of... Read more »

A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: Woodpecker Warrior

By Rick Kaempfer For the past five years I’ve had an on again-off again battle with a neighborhood woodpecker. I’ll never forget the day I discovered who my nemesis was. He (or she) sounded just like a jackhammer. I lived in Chicago for many years, and the sound of a jackhammer in the morning wasn’t... Read more »

Got Twins?

Got Twins?
My life is overrun with twins, so I found this article from Live Science fascinating. Seeing Double: Eight Fascinating facts about twins How does one’s life become overrun with multiples, you ask? When you marry an identical twin, whose mother was an identical twin and then you have identical twins. When you’re father is a... Read more »
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