Blame Cannada

Roll Tide?

Remember a few weeks ago when everybody was up in arms because Alabama made the college football playoff without making its own conference championship?

Good times, right?

Be humble

Hey, Clemson fans.

How’s it going?

Don’t worry, I’m not here to make a bad thing worse. The Tigers lost, but I think we can all agree that it was a successful season and that there’s no shame in losing to Alabama. Right?

But that doesn’t mean we can’t still have some self-reflection time.

New parents

Keeping with the trend of reviewing 2017, I’ve decided to make a few observations about the most important event to happen to me during the past year: the birth of my first child.

Star Wars

Merry Christmas, y’all.

Let’s talk about Star Wars.

I just felt half of you roll your eyes and turn the page, but for those that remain, I can’t offer my opinion on other things this week because I am so deeply troubled by this new film.

Southern snow

Two and a half hours is no insignificant amount of time.

There’s a lot that can be done in two and a half hours. You can watch an entire movie. You can mow the lawn. If you are the parent of a newborn, you can get good REM sleep.

Something that shouldn’t take that two and a half hours, though, is getting to Duncan and back.

Must not be named

What a beautiful time of year to live in the great Upstate of South Carolina. The lights are glowing. The weather is just right. The Christmas greetings you receive on your daily commute are almost certain to brighten your holiday season.

New norm

Having a baby will grow you up in ways you never saw coming.

Monday night, after a particularly crazy day, I put Penny in her bed and collapsed in my own. Just before drifting off to sleep, my wife gave me a strange look, which I knew from past experiences meant, “get up.”

The rivalry

I used to be neutral during this week of the college football season.

Being a Miami football fan from West Virginia, I obviously didn’t have a dog in the Clemson/South Carolina fight.

Living here long enough changes things, though.

The U

In 2001, my football coach took us on a trip to Morgantown, West Virginia to watch the Mountaineers play the University of Miami.

Being alone

You give up a few things when you get married…and a few more things when you have a child.

One of these things is being alone.

My wife and I already did most things together, but adding a little girl into the mix guaranteed that neither one of us would ever have another moment to ourselves.


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