The path not taken.

I am a very, very fortunate man.  I have a beautiful wife who loves me.  I have a son who is the cutest toddler on Earth.  Together, we three are a happy family in our little New England house and life could not be more picturesque and storybook. So, of course, my brain has started to wonder what I could have done differently. This is not coming from a place of unhappiness or regret.  I spend every day looking after a toddler, and now that he's at an age where he can entertain himself ...

Survival(ish)

As a child, one of my favorite movies was Disney's Swiss Family Robinson. Based loosely on the novel Der Schweizerische Robinson, the movie follows a family who are shipwrecked on a tropical jungle island on their way to New Guinea. On this uninhabited island they build themselves a fantastical new life out of the surrounding jungle and the wreckage of the ship. There are also pirates. I loved the adventure and the cleverness of the characters. They just build a new life com...