November 2019 - E.C.Knox

Moulin Rouge – My Age Doesn’t Get It

I just saw Moulin Rouge on Broadway and my age doesn’t get it. I went from “Team Christian” to “Team Satine” to my utter shock. But let’s rewind. Moulin Rouge is a spectacle that gives you everything you hope for – massive...

Giving Thanks: My Mom Made Me a Dad

Last night I was giving thanks by opening a beer seconds after putting my kids down, I felt gratitude that they most likely won’t wake for 10½ hours. I am so lucky to have sleepers. As I sipped, I thought about gratitude. It was a Hallmark Channel moment. And I was...

Yesterday: A Good Day Not to Die

Yesterday was a good day not to die. My father died when I was eight years and fifty days old. Today, my child is eight years and fifty-one days old, and has officially lived with a father longer than I did. That is a crazy milestone that I’ve anticipated for...

The Reason for the Season

I loathe the culture war centered around “putting the ‘Christ’ back into ‘Christmas'”. However, I want my children to know the reason behind every season. Despite them rolling their eyes, I always discuss with my kids the significance of...

Discussing Death with Kids in 5 Easy Steps

Recently, a neighbor died, which opened the door for discussing death with kids in five simple steps: Just talk about it – if you’re sad or mad or depressed or even happy or relieved or whatever. Emotions are all okay. Just talk about it – what you...