It feels really good to be writing here again. For the past few months, LOD has languished in the Rubber Room while my attention has been preoccupied by the Dad 2.0 Summit, which starts a week from right now. There's still plenty to do, but now that the panels and speakers are set, I'm psyched to get back to the tyranny of the blank page. Besides, it's pretty damn disingenuous to preach "Content Is King" at the expense of my own.
And you know what? If I'm going to get back into the pool, I might as well do a cannonball off the high-dive and gear up for a monthlong blop. There's a lot of fun stuff planned for March: the Summit, of course; UVa is finally going back to March Madness; Shamrock Shakes; the Vernal Equinox. Plus, it's Frozen Food Month! Which must surely mean something to somebody.
Also plus: I'm expecting to hear from Courteney Cox any time now.
The biggest news, however, is that my older son will turn 10 on Saturday. I will have been a dad for a decade. And I have 48 hours or so to try to wrap my head around that.
If you're coming to Dad 2.0, I'm looking forward to meeting you. And if not, I hope you'll follow along online in solidarity, and/or give a bag of frozen broccoli spears to someone you love.