Title: This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl Author: Paul Brannigan Publisher, Release Date: Da Capo Press, February 5, 2013 Pages: 416 Rating: 9.2/10 This was an easy one to decide on because not only is it a music biography, it's a music biography about an artist whose music I thoroughly enjoy: Dave … Continue reading Book Review: This is a Call
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I was recently involved in a spirited text conversation with fellow Long Islander and Life of Dad co-founder Patrick Quinn after reading his article titled 5 Awesome Inconveniences Our Kids Will Miss Out On. Pat also does a recurring column for LoD called Playlist Elevated, where he shines light on bands you might not know but … Continue reading How-To: Make a Mix Tape, ’88-’93
Title: Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from My Family to Yours Author: Ben Falcone Publisher, Release Date: HarperCollins, May 16, 2017 Pages: 240 Rating: 8.8/10 I finished my very first book of 2018 on New Years Day, a new record. It helped that I started reading Ben Falcone's Being a Dad Is Weird: Lessons in … Continue reading Book Review: Being a Dad Is Weird
My frantic morning with Austin included trips to Target, Aldi, Stop & Shop, and Big Lots - all within a 90-minute window. I think Christmas shopping for the boys might finally be done. Probably not, but the rest will be little things. Literally. Target and Big Lots are half-mile apart, yet they bookended my trip. … Continue reading The day the boys turned into animals
Death, taxes, and end-of-the-year Top 10 Albums of the Year lists. Here's another. A lot of the music I listen to is from cartoons or animated movies, but I'm outside doing yard work, inside prepping dinner, cleaning up, or driving to work by alone, I get a chance to listen to some adult music. And my … Continue reading Top 9 Albums of the 2017
I’ll revisit this with Nolan to see what the traditions are this year…but one thing I can tell you, we’ve already done four of the six things on this tradition list.
With another successful hosting of Thanksgiving in the books, it’s time to set our sights on the next holiday – Christmas – and all things leading up to it. The other day, Nolan was sent home from school with a worksheet asking for family holiday traditions. It’s completely optional but because of his love for schooland exuberance, he decided todo it! I present to you our family traditions.
- CHoP DoWN our tree!We went to Cedar Ledge Tree Farm cut downthe 2016 Darcy Family tree, a fluffy White Pine. We’ve been a Concolor Fir family for the past several years. We stay away from the spruces because the needles are too damn pointy and with boyswho touch everything, it’s a bad idea. Linds hung the lights and ornaments since I deferred to her last year after getting too frustrated miserably stringing the lights in previous years. She’s a lot…
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Nolan wrote a letter to Santa the other day consisting of what he's hoping to get for Christmas. And honestly, it's a damn good list, full of practical and useful things instead of outrageous requests - like a bounce house. There's only seven things on it, so here it is: one. The game sorry. A … Continue reading My 6-year-old’s (Practical) Christmas List