About

  • Who
    • Are you?
      • A highly potent (otherwise this blog wouldn’t exist!) male millenial of the early vintage (1982) living in the heart of Tennessee with my wife and her cat. I have a flexible schedule, enjoy being outdoors, and like inexpensive technology (writing this on a $120 refurbished Chromebook). And apparently I am a big fan of parentheses.
    • Is this written for?
      • Anybody with an internet connected device. Luddites are really the only people I discriminate against. Unless they have a generous, tech-savvy friend willing to print this out for them. Obviously this blog is written from a male perspective, but anyone is free to read, comment, or share. I actually appreciate a diverse variety of feedback, as long as it is polite. Not necessarily agreeing or affirming, just civil. Life is a journey that can feel mighty lonely. It is easy to feel ashamed of our thoughts and struggles because we assume they are unique. That’s nonsense, but it can still be crippling. If nothing else, maybe you can read this blog and say proudly to your spouse, “hey honey, at least you aren’t married to this nut job”.
  • What
    • Will this blog contain?
      • A record of my thoughts and activities via words and photographs. Some will be intense, others frivolous, some amusing, some infuriating. All will be real. At some times I will come across as huggable, at other times punchable.
      • Low key product reviews. Not in a “go buy this so I can make a monster comission” sort of way, but rather because I have found something cool that I think other people might enjoy learning about.
    • Are your goals for this blog?
      • Therapeutic relief. I need to talk or write through my emotions. It’s how I process. I also want to generate internal excitement for the baby and all of the associated experiences.
    • Might keep you from updating this blog regularly or continuing with it at all?
      • Laziness. The obligations of fatherhood. A bad drought in Uganda. Could be anything, but I will definitely do my best to power through.
  • When
    • Will you officially become the Terrified Dad?
      • April Fools! Or thereabouts. I’ll keep this updated, and probably look for a cool little widget to add to the blog that counts down the days.
      • UPDATE 8/22 – Official due date is March 26!
  • Where
    • Do you want to go with this blog?
      • Everywhere. From the proverbial highest mountaintops to the lowest, darkest valleys. Okay, so I don’t really want to go to the latter, but I know that it will be part of the journey, and so I will bring the blog along.
  • Why
    • Should I pay attention to anything you say?
      • Honestly, you probably shouldn’t. I am really making this up as I go along.
    • Are you Terrified?
      • Because fatherhood is an incredible responsibility that I take very seriously. Because I don’t feel ready for it. Because my in-laws will do their best to turn this child into a Michigan fan.
      • Because my wife is beautiful and we might have a beautiful daughter, and I don’t want a bunch of horny boys chasing after my beautiful daughter!
  • How
    • Long will you do this “blog thing”?
      • Hopefully longer than four posts, which is the average of all blogs on the internet. Surprisingly I did not make that up; it is based on a fuzzy recollection of an article that I read many years ago. But I would like to keep this train rolling for as long as I can.
    • Are you dealing with this craziness?
      • By blogging, camping, and trying to see the positives.
    • Many millions of dollars do you plan on making off this blog?
      • Wouldn’t that be awesome! I would love to earn a full time living off this site, but that seems unlikely. It will probably always have a pretty small readership, and limited appeal. Not sure who would want to advertise, and I don’t have anything to sell. Maybe I will slip in an Amazon link every now and then.