Eric Williams

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Where’s the Real Jesus?

In our daily hubbub we forgot to add Jesus, Mary, and Joseph to our stable scene on Christmas Eve. Today is the feast of the Epiphany, so I decided to rectify that oversight and also add the three magi. I had Alex help with the Holy Family and Joel help with the magi. Alex asked … Continue reading »

Fat Dad, Fit Dad

My weight loss journey has been a bit of a roller coaster. 2012 was a pretty good year, though. I started at 190 lbs and finished at 165 lbs; I lost 48 lbs, gained 23 lbs, and had a net loss of 25 lbs. I now weigh as much as I did at the start … Continue reading »

Her Protector

“Daddy!”, Lily screamed, like she has for the past few nights. Maybe it was a nightmare. Maybe she was cold. It’s impossible to know, really. Her mommy had tried to comfort her, but nothing she said or did helped. The screaming just got louder and more insistent, until she finally screamed a single word in … Continue reading »

Family Resemblance

Not a perfect likeness, but… I just hope puberty is kinder to him than it was to me.

Cookie Monster and the Economics Lesson

The 1977 Little Golden Book “Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree” (which I think was also a segment in a Sesame Street episode) is ostensibly a fable about sharing, but I have a different perspective. Yeah, I know it’s pretty dorky to write a serious critique of a children’s book. Humor me, though. There’s a … Continue reading »