The day you were born

Happy Birthday baby girl. You’ve been an exceptional addition to the tribe! #Wakefieldblackgirlmagic

Is this my life?

I’ve spent most of my life trying to plan it. I’ve learned the hard way that it doesn’t matter how life works out, it just matters that life works. So, yeah, this is my life and I love it for all the predictably unpredictable moving parts of it.

Getting back in sync

Here’s what I’ve learned about managing chronic illness: it never happens at a convenient time. Yet, we can’t let it define us. Instead, let’s allow our struggles to refine us.

Seas the day

Now I know that the best thing I can offer to this world is not my force or energy, but a well-tended spirit, a wise and brave soul- Shauna Neiquist

My RC Cola

To my brilliant daughter Riley, who first made me a father. Happy Birthday RC Cola.

Find a good partner

I’ve had the good fortune of knowing my wife for exactly half of my life now, and yet I can’t imagine any of my life without her.

Why it’s ok to let them cry

As a father raising four daughters, the best gift that I’ve given myself (and them) has been learning how to process my own emotions so that I can sit with them as they process theirs.

Expiration Dates

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams- Eleanor Roosevelt. What a future we are creating, one dream at a time.


There’s a sense of purpose and belonging that comes with being rooted somewhere, connected to a community. I hope the roots we establish here provide a firm foundation for my girls as they branch out.

Is this what you were expecting?

I love it when life experiences reframe our perspective and we come to realize that perhaps the world is bigger than we thought.