Proof that babies are indeed atheists (short video)

Some would argue that all babies are atheists. Conversely, our 9 month old daughter has been speaking in tongues a lot. So we decided to just ask her how she feels about God: http://www.youtube.com/embed/MDX5_d7V5uU? Not surprisingly, her thoughts on religion mirror her parents' views. Another question I get is: Are you raising your daughter to be ATHEIST?!? I change my answer depending on the mood. (please leave suggestions in the comments, if you've got any.) No, we are … [Read more...]

Deployment is over and my daughter is so happy to see me!

This is about 5 minutes after I landed back in the Fort Bragg area.¬†Perhaps 'happy' isn't the right word. My daughter Zoe is also learning to say "Not the mama." Zoe, if you are reading this years from now... that was a reference to this TV show: http://www.youtube.com/embed/HNR4hKbSH7I? … [Read more...]

Is it just me, or does childbirth look easy?

Pro-tip, never say that when you are in the maternity ward. When my daughter Zoe was born, I made that remark. I was trying to make my wife smile and take her mind off the pain. The nurse yelled at me. She told me that I was way off base. The nurse told me that I could never know that kind of pain. Perhaps. Anyway, I've been away from my daughter Zoe for longer than she's been alive. That's something I never want to be able to say again. She's adorable, and my wife has done an amazing … [Read more...]