Stepped Away for A Minute: Social Media, Books, Shows, Moving, & Life

  I’ve been away for a while.  Away from posting on the Observing Experience blog and instagram.  There has been a lot going on, all very good and exciting, some of which I will be sharing in some upcoming articles.  But here are some things I have been into and not into as of late. […]

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The Magical Sleepsuit

Let’s take a few minutes to talk about Baby Merlin’s Magical Sleepsuit.  Damn, this thing is magical indeed!  Weston is about 17 weeks old and he had his best night of sleep in his tiny little life the first night we put him in the Magical suit.  He had entered into a sleep regression for […]

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Maternity Leave: A Father/Husband’s Perspective

My wife, Kait, is scheduled to return to work on November 4.  This will be about three and a half months after the birth of our son, Weston.  In the US this is considered a good maternity leave, however, it is not good enough…at all. Kait’s company offers twelve weeks of full pay maternity leave.  […]

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What It Is To Be A Father

Do you know that postpartum depression can affect fathers, not just mothers?  It’s true, and luckily it’s becoming more widely known and accepted.  Personally, I don’t care about labeling what someone is feeling or experiencing.  The important part here is that people understand they are not alone and what they are going through is real […]

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Why I Took Out My Earbuds

For last month, I have stopped wearing my AirPods while walking to and from working with clients.  Actually, the last time I remember wearing them was my trip to Tucson, which was one month ago. Typically, over the past 5 years that I have lived and worked in Philadelphia, I would go back and forth between […]

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Gratitude Amidst Change

Let me tell you about my experience trying to get home from Tucson… I was flying American Airlines from Philadelphia to Tucson.  I will pretty much always pay more for a direct flight than for connections, but there are no direct flights from Philadelphia to Tucson.  So I choose roundtrip flights that are a decent […]

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Travel: Tucson, Arizona

This was such a whirlwind trip, in such a strange way for me that it is hard to know.  I did not feel a certain vibe, but I think that may be because of the circumstances.  It felt like business, not like a get to know you Tucson trip.  I didn’t do much research into the […]

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A Quick Trip to Tucson: My Reflection

(Written on 8.18.2019) Reflecting on my visit to Tucson, my initial feelings are no, I don’t know, maybe.  Now, I am aware enough to know that those feelings may be my ego pulling me back and clouding my true self. However, I do know that I cannot make this decision alone. I have to decide […]

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