After taking the Cool Bros to see Lucius last month, I wanted to take the boys to see one of their faves, The Lone Bellow. We could only do an outdoor concert since any venue would be at least 18 and up. However, with festival season winding down, we only had a couple of chances left this year.
The band played a homecoming show at Prospect Park on the 20th, but we were out of town for most of the day. Our last shot was Sunday evening’s show at Long’s Park in Lancaster, PA, a 3-hour drive from us. Continue reading
Apr 2013 – Mountain man
As we were putting the Cool Bros to bed last night, my heart was full but a little heavy. It would be the last night that Cool Newbie would be a two-year-old.
He’s a chatty, cheery toddler who’s not to shy to bless me with an “I love you, Daddy.” Just five minutes ago, as I was pulling him out of the car when he and Cool Mum got back from the park, he said in his nasal, raspy tone, “I’m so glad to see you! I missed you.”
The shields are down, Captain! We’ve been hit! This kid knows how to pinpoint your heart and leave it in a puddle on the floor. Continue reading
This weekend, I went with my friend’s church to help in Far Rockaway, a beachside neighborhood in Queens that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Many homes were flooded. As you’ll see, the floodwaters knocked out some of the beach’s boardwalk and brought sand – lots of it. Most of the residents were still without power nearly two weeks later among the winter temperatures. The church brought needed supplies, like jackets, sweater, diapers, water and batteries, as well as grills to cook burgers and hot dogs.
Apparently, newlyweds Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel (Justica? Jesstin? Timberbiel?) served in the neighborhood, too. We must have crossed wires because we didn’t hang out afterward.
I ended up serving as a photographer/videographer, and here are some of the photos from the day. (I didn’t have a chance to touch ’em up in Lightroom, so please accept ’em as they are.)