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14 New Year’s Resolutions from a 5-year-old

By on Jan 4, 2013 in Productivity | 0 comments

My five-year-old son sat down yesterday and created 14 goals for the New Year. Some are innocent, some are inspired by the moment and some … shoot for the moon.

Alex vs. Disney

By on Jun 5, 2012 in Food & Drink | 0 comments

My son, Alex, has taken on a new cause: fighting the Disney Channel’s decision to ban junk food ads. At least that’s the tact Rod Decker took with this news piece. Conflict is essential, right? Luckily, Alex delivers a stellar performance, including an improvised sipping of a soda while he proclaims his love for all things sugar. Rod: “Alex, who is five, does not agree with the Disney Channel decision.” (Cut to Alex): “I think they should put soda pop on TV. Because … well, because it’s just good.” Rod: “Despite Alex, the Disney Channel announced today that beginning in 2015 that Disney Channel will not accept advertising for foods that are not healthy.” Later in the two-minute-plus segment — in which a doctor is quoted about the obesity epidemic and Michelle Obama is mentioned as a strong backer of Disney’s...

Old Joke

By on May 24, 2012 in Philosophical | 0 comments

Alex: “Knock knock.” Jane: “Who’s there?” Alex: “Jane.” Jane: “I hate Jane! Go away.”


By on Mar 22, 2012 in Philosophical | 0 comments

Conversation with my 5-year-old son while driving home tonight about my grandmother, “Nana” Zola Snarr, who recently died: Alex: “There’s a star blinking at me in the sky. It’s following us. I think it’s Nana Z.” Me: “Maybe she’s saying good night.” Alex: “Good night, Nana Z.” (Pause) “She’s gone.” Me: “She probably went to bed.” Alex: “They don’t have beds in Heaven. They just have really soft floors. That’s where they sleep.”