Lessons

A Traveling Dad’s Thoughts on Shells and Shade

I must have been born with rubber in my veins because the road - both dirt and paved - seems to call to me. It’s a form of freedom enjoyed here in America that, sometimes, we take for granted. The ability and pleasure to move about as we see fit and at-will is a glorious one. We are barely outside...

My Super-Secret Special Sauce

There's nothing much more everyday American than BBQ. Well, maybe BBQ on the 4th of July. There’s something really patriotic about going above and beyond to make your BBQ get-together stand out. When it comes to BBQ, the standard staple of any family is the hamburger and hot dog combo. Our go-to for either of these has always been French’s...

If you Give a Dad a Rib, He’s Going to want to Grill

Father’s Day is one of those "holidays" that doesn't really garner a large emotional response. Not from many children or from fathers themselves, for that matter. It mostly winds up becoming a day among so many others with the cliche tie or "world's best dad" mugs along with a hastily chosen card. The faint obligation of the day lends...

Pier Fishing for Beginners

I’m not going to beat around the kelp: I love to eat fish. To be frank, that's what attracted me to fishing. I mean, why buy the cow when I can get the fish for free? Once, a man told Chelsea fishing was just an excuse to sit around and drink beer away from the family. Lucky for me, I...