Category Archives: Marriage and Fatherhood

Watching The Simpsons Movie with my son

By | October 16, 2017

This past weekend I watched The Simpsons Movie with my 11-year-old son, Samuel. This was kind of a big deal for him. We monitor the shows and movies he watches and try to stay away from anything with swearing, violence, nudity, etc. Now that he’s getting older, the nudity and swearing isn’t really as big… Read More »

Our very hot 10-year wedding anniversary

By | July 24, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary on Friday. It’s really difficult to believe that it’s been 10 years since we got married, but the calendar doesn’t lie. Our wedding was pretty low key – a short ceremony on the beach with only a few other people present, then a reception at our… Read More »

Celebrating 11 years with Spider-Man, Percy Jackson, Bob Ross and blue poop

By | July 10, 2017

My son Samuel turned 11 this past weekend. 11 is a big one, but at that age they’re all exciting. When you get to my age? Not so exciting. He was so excited to turn 11, he says he’s a tween now, whatever that is. And he’s starting junior high in the fall, so my… Read More »

If not for our wives we’d all be butt naked

By | July 6, 2017

Like most guys, I don’t enjoy shopping for clothes. I do most of the grocery shopping for our family, and I don’t mind that at all. I’m not sure why this is. Maybe it’s because I don’t have to try on an apple or a box of cereal. I didn’t mind clothes shopping when I… Read More »

Happy Father’s Day on this muggy Sunday in Maine

By | June 18, 2017

When I opened my email this morning, this is what I found from my 10-year-old son: One day, the lord said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. A few million years later, god gave many people heroes. They were marvel comics, they were the Spartans, they were even the gods. My idea of… Read More »

The new Dynamic Duo – Two Spragues for the price of one in the Sanford News

By | June 12, 2017

I write a monthly guest column, titled “Musings of a Middle Aged Man”, in the Sanford News, our local newspaper. I’ve been writing this column for a little over 3 years now, I believe. My 10-year-old son Samuel began writing his own Sanford News column, “Willard School Happenings”, last fall. It’s about things happening in… Read More »