Entries by Chris Read

Sometimes You Just Have To Leap

“Go ahead, jump! I promise I will catch you”. She heard the words she wanted to hear and took the four foot leap off the water trampoline and into my arms like the brave kid I know her to be. All she needed was to hear me promise her that nothing would go wrong and […]

Serenity Now

The waves crashed into the rocks on the shore. In the distance a low flying plane rumbled by. The squirrels and seagulls congregate on the beach to discuss the day’s happenings while I sat quietly on the deck, enjoying my coffee and the serenity of being the only one awake. I’m not usually this chipper […]

The Ninja Turtle Heard Round The World

Well, now you’ve all gone and done it, internet. My poor, innocent young boy, who knew nothing of the internet is now a raging attention seeker looking for his next fix. Every night before bed time, my kids get between 30 minutes to an hour of creative time in their rooms. This can include doing […]

I Still Remember

I rubbed my daughter’s back last night as she cried in her sleep and wondered how many times you did that with me. I can still remember climbing in to your bed when I would get scared and have vowed to never deny my children that luxury. I think about how proud you must have […]