Category Archives: Marriage and Fatherhood

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 »