Author Archives: agreen81

About agreen81

I'm a father of three. I write software. I play music.

A Letter on My 31st Birthday to (insert name here) on (his/her) 18th Birthday

Happy 18th birthday <insert name here>! What you’re about to read is a letter from the past. I wrote this on my 31st birthday, October 17th, 2012. In the future, robots probably read letters for you, out loud, in robot … Continue reading

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Road Trip

It starts innocently enough. You drop a hint here. She drops a hint there. You might mention how you’ve, you know, never really been to Cincinnati. The Children’s Museum in Indianapolis, she says, is apparently second to none. You try … Continue reading

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How to Boil Water

I’m a horrible cook. Downright terrible. So bad that the lobster screams BEFORE I put it in the boiling water. Some people are born with the ability to do great things in the kitchen. They can take butter, some Italian … Continue reading

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Emma

There’s nothing quite like seeing your wife on an operating table to remind you that our lease on this life isn’t permanent, and that having a baby is serious business. I’d done my best to repress all of those feelings … Continue reading

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PJs

Anna insisted on wearing Ryan’s LEGO Star Wars pajamas. By insisted I mean demanded in a very emotional way. Why did she want to wear them? And I quote: “…They’re beautiful.”

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Fall

Everyone loves fall, or so it seems. Everyday I hear someone comment on how they love that it’s getting cooler, or how they can’t wait to bust out that cardigan, or how it’s so beautiful when the leaves change. It … Continue reading

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Babies

Babies are miracles. Let me rephrase that: having a baby is a miracle. It’s impressive that a cluster of cells grows into a bundle of joy and smelly diapers over the course of nine months, but the real miracle is … Continue reading

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