my budding criminal mastermind.

on wednesday, i picked

maddy up from school.

she was super excited to

show me what she’d made

for me.


i asked,

“what is it?”

“it’s a feather, daddy. no, no. it’s a knife.”


i thought it looked more

like a prison shank

than a feather.

then yesterday i

dropped her off at

school and before

i could leave she said,

“wait…i want to make you something before you leave.”

(a few seconds of cutting and scribbling later)

she presented me with this:

making counterfeit money.

i asked,

“what is it?”

“daddy, i made you a $100 bill. i drew president obama on it! you can buy me toys with this!

oh. i’m starting to

worry about what they’re

teaching her at this school.

i mean, she’s

clearly pre-planning her

escape from prison

by fashioning

herself a shank,

after having gone to jail for

counterfeiting money

so i can buy her toys.

(i love this kid).

upcoming events.

here’s some info on a couple of events i’ll be participating in, both of which i’m excited to tell you about:


if you’re interested in joining us, here’s the event page with tons of info.

and if you’re really interested in joining us, here’s the registration page. registration begins on january 25th.

(proceeds to benefit the liz logelin foundation)

hope to see you there.


also, next tuesday, january 29th i’ll be in minnesota to speak at the st. paul chamber of commerce meeting.

additional info and registration can be found here.

a video that someone else made.

a few weeks ago there were some people at our house with cameras:


they were filming a segment for the aol.com series, you’ve got…

and they made this:

(which i really love).


so of course she wanted to jump in the puddle (who wouldn’t). i told her she could, but if she did, she may get wet, and that if she got wet, she may hate her life (an expression i use often to explain the potential consequences of her actions). three jumps and some wet pants later, maddy said, “daddy, i’m soaking wet and i don’t hate my life.”


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