Saturday, November 29, 2008

Belated Convention Thanks

This was not the best year to hold a convention for a group of folks who are almost all -- by definition -- in single-income households, but the 13th Annual At-Home Dad Convention did go off this year. Attendance was down due to a lousy economy, but all reports seemed to reflect that the event was -- again -- a great affirmation of guys who have dedicated themselves to putting parenting first. I didn't make it this year, and I'm worse off for not having made the trip.

But it's worth already beginning to think about 2009. Planners are still batting around locations -- I've heard Omaha and DC mentioned as future stop -- and if you'd like to contribute your time, money or energy to making sure that the 14th installment is as special as the first 13, let me know and I'll put you in touch with the right people.

Credit to all those who are making this work: thanks Dayv, Andy, Jim, Phil, Mike and the half-dozen other guys who sweated blood to make this work. (In fact, I really don't want to leave anyone out, so please send along a full list of names and I'll update the post.)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Out of the Woods

There have been a combination of personal distractions and technical glitches that have kept dark for almost a month now. Though the distractions aren't likely to vanish until either a) I get fired or b) the kids go off to college, the technical issues have been solved. I'm back to posting and look forward to hearing from you.