28 Rules for Fathers of Sons

This article has given me some answers today.  It’s perfect.  28 Rules for Fathers of Sons.


Jump Shot

Catch, jump! Catch, jump! Twist, hop! Twist, touch! So, it’s just a wee little tough doing plyometrics with a plantar fasciitis on right flatfooted foot I’ve been working with for a couple months.  Ow!  But I felt good good good after the workout!  I keep thinking of my “milestone” next year. Time to shed off this crap.

  • Day 2 of 90
  • Plyometrics

Gifted Timepieces

The girl at the train station coffee counter this morning said she liked my watch.  She proceeded to tell me how she buys watches for gifts. “That’s just my thing” she said.  I paid for and took my coffee to catch the train but I thought to myself “Huh,  a fellow time chaser.”  I like the idea though.  Buy a watch for a gift to mark time, something markedly precious and yet fashionable, hmm!  A co-worker of mine explained to me that in the context of a gift, they should be referred to as timepieces, not watches.  That they have some significant value over just being an ordinary watch.  I do agree, there are plenty of excellent timepieces out there, but an affordable black rubber digital watch may still hold some “timely” significance.  I myself do enjoy a gifted timepiece.  My wife has gotten me a couple of them, one was lost and the other eventually lost battery, but I wore them everyday and felt naked without them.  Eventually I always find a good watch to wear for a while, but I never considered having multiple watches to suit my changing whims.  They serve the purpose, give me the time, get me to my train on time, keep my appointments, etc.  Most folks these days are accustomed to that clock on their smartphone, but I enjoy being able to mark the time via wrist, preferably with an analog face.  It’s a strange obsession, and would get expensive fast if I decided to just collect watches and timepieces. But, I may have to steal the idea of gifting timepieces to represent a gift from me.  What else would you expect from a time chaser? Tick tock tick tock.

Affinity For Cars

So, it looks like my two year old padawan has gone down the path of everything cars and trucks when it comes to his toys.  I suppose it isn’t helping that I like picking up for him those 1/38 scale Kinsmart diecast cars that they sell at grocery stores.  He has this amazing ability to associate car emblems with their respective car owners, so although a black Subaru sedan toy car is not necessarily representing my wife’s black Subaru SUV, little Tywalker will still refer to it as “Mama’s Car” because it has a Subaru emblem on it.  Smart kid!  Have you ever watched a child place his eyes down to the ant view and observe his little toy car moving into a parking space?  I should take a photo of that and post it. But, that’s all from observation of the real thing, and it’s amazing to see a child’s fascination in this kind of stuff.  Of course, on the flipside, I wonder if this fascination will ultimately lead to him being a gear head or a race boy (hopefully not a rice boy) in the future.  I like to fast forward in my head about an older Tywalker asking to borrow the car and joy riding to meet up with his pals.  Do I support this affinity now, or pay for it later? 🙂  We could always divert his attention from the cars and go with counting numbers or playing catch (still not successful there…to be continued on that one).  Even handing him a smartphone device, he’ll find the car related apps anyway!  But, hey.  While he’s learning things like saying “No” every hour, at least he can find joy in the little four wheeler deals.  Just thought I’d share.