Category Archives: On Fatherhood


Life is again ordered, at least temporarily. Megan and Martha are back in Houston. I am back in Aiken. A few stories will follow, but this may be one of my favorite pictures of the year. Martha, below, after her … Continue reading

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I Lied

I believe that I have stated that I would never do this again. I lied. Tomorrow, Megan, Martha and I will head to Charleston, SC  for Megan’s one-month, post-surgery check-up. We will then begin the seventeen-hour journey to Houston, arriving Thursday … Continue reading

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Scratching My Head And Sighing

What is going on with parents leaving infants in cars to roast to death? Rarely will I cite CNN as a source, but I found: More than 36 kids die in hot cars every year and July is usually the … Continue reading

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Can’t Buy A Break

I am starting to feel like David Kanigan, one of my blogging heroes.  Just recently, I teased DK that he allows himself to get into crazy situations, simply to have something to write about on his blog. He did not … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger

Now that she is home. (yay) Lifted from my daughter’s Instagram page: mvisotski001   Zoom in for that “soft smile of the year” look… I finally busted out of the hospital a few mins ago and am heading home (hopefully this time … Continue reading

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View From My Desk

The medical sojourn of our daughter Megan continues and today, I spent 11 hours at Augusta University Medical Center. ,  That’s 25 hours in only two days in one week. The story starts here.     Megan is spending the night … Continue reading

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Low Country Update, Pt. 2

  Selby and Martha are enjoying their time at “Camp Visotski for Your Daughters Dogs”, visiting with their three “cousins” that live here year round.   Megan made it through the 9-hour surgery and according to her surgeon it went “textbook … Continue reading

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  Is Zyler a boy or a girl? How about Kadyn? That’s a question their parents, Nate and Julia Sharpe, say only the twins can decide. The Cambridge, Mass., couple represent a small group of parents raising “theybies” — children … Continue reading

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It Was Only 1,987 Miles

I said that I would never do it again, but I did. I’m referring to driving 15 hours from Aiken, SC to Houston, TX in one day, staying a day and then driving back in one day with an extra … Continue reading

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A Long Day

We (Elissa, Selby and me) left Aiken, SC  at 0500 and arrived in Houston, TX just over fifteen hours later. There was very little LE presence on the highways and byways, which maybe explains the relative lack of attention to … Continue reading

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