Rocketed to stay-at-home-fatherhood by a doomed economy, I am a strange
visitor from a planet known as Corporate America where I once was a business executive
As a child I was raised in rural, western Pennsylvania
by loving parents
who instilled in me a sense of Small(ville)-town values. Leaving home, I sought adventure in the big world as an Army officer
and gained understanding with a degree in English Literature.
Along the way my many exploits have included:
- dating an actress
considered as the Korean film industry’s equivalent to Winona Ryder (and no, it wasn’t Yunjin Kim from Lost
- getting into a full-out brawl in front of (then Texas governor) George W. Bush – he seemed quite amused by the whole thing
- surviving a semester studying Female Novelists as the only male in a classroom full of Femi-Nazis. (It was like being hunted by the Amazons on Paradise Island. Showing up with a shirt that said, “Kill ‘em all, and let God sort ‘em out” probably didn’t help me any either.)
- working for a Fortune 500 Company whose CEO I bumped into at an exclusive club in Vegas as he was flirting with a couple, fine young sirens. (I think the round of Patron tequila I sent his table saved me.)
But the adventures that top them all are my marriage to my “Lois Lane
,” and being a father to my three sons
and two step-daughters
. In dealing with issues like balancing the checkbook, peanut allergies, ADD
(2 kids, Lois & me), male depression
, blended families
, divorce fall-out
, long-distance parenting
, and parental alienation,
I require powers and abilities far beyond those of mere mortals.Fatherhood, where I have to change out the empty toilet paper tubes, wash clothes with my bare hands, and who, disguised as “Clark Kent
,” mild-mannered freelance writer and author of a great metropolitan daddy-blog, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way!
Be on the lookout for my book, Sugar Milk: What One Dad Drinks When He Can’t Afford Vodka (www.sugarmilkbook.com). This collection of humorous essays about my unexpected journey from hot-shot executive to stay-at-home dad flies into stores in late summer of 2009.