Who are we? Why are we here? What is this blog about? Are we going to teach you how to re-upholster your Queen Anne chair? Do we have an awesome recipe for Salted Caramel Brownie Pecan Pie Bars? Are we going to tell you about the latest wooden children's toys made in a Scandinavian monastery in Brooklyn? Um, probably not.
This blog is a conversation between four friends about life, fatherhood, what makes us laugh and what makes us tick. In the words of one of our founders, Ken:
One of the themes of our friendship... is storytelling: sharing the stories of our lives. When our families get together, the food sets the stage, but it is the conversation that carries the evening. The stories are usually funny, sometimes poignant, and often bizarre.
Storytelling can also be revealing; especially after midnight and a gallon of horchata. In fact, that is how I heard about the time Chris knocked over a Circle K, Josh threw up on a State Senator, and Patrick entered the Witness Relocation Program. (I think I’m remembering all that right, but you’ll have to ask them.)
The thing is this: Chris, Josh, Patrick and I have these “real jobs” that sometimes get in the way of how we would like to make a living…writing, and tending a goose that lays golden eggs, and also doesn’t need much actual tending and doesn’t poop. But until we can find said goose, we’ll just be “Part Time Authors."
That’s what I’m hoping this blog will be: a conversation of stories and observations from four friends.
So thanks for reading. Stick around. Make a comment. Tell your friends. Join the conversation.