Thursday morning while barricaded in the bedroom, I was broadcasting from home on the GNA morning show. It was approaching 9am and as Chrissy and I started flying through the rest of the show, I heard the rest of the house starting to stir. M...
On Saturday, I along with my sister Sherri, girlfriend Samantha and son Brody ventured downstate a bit to 'A Frosty Fest'. A Christmas-y, holiday lights thing that features characters like Santa, a penguin, snow boy and girls, some live shows and snack/souvenir shops. Interestingly enough it's also the same place in Ulster Park (just outside of Kingston) where they do the Headless Horseman aroun
I've taken my son Brody to the NYS Museum in Albany at least half-a-dozen times. Sometimes, I avoid the 9/11 exhibit or pass through it quickly because my son (who turned 4 in July) wants to see animals and funky minerals and dinosaur bones; the fun stuff. He doesn't want to see his daddy tear up while gazing at the twisted metal and shrapnel that were once steel beams holding up the Twin Towers
Chrissy and I have been on the air together at GNA for almost two-and-a-years, and thirteen plus years in all. We've had plenty of highs and lows in our personal and professional life and for the most part, it's part of our nature to share with you many of these moments. We've been open about relationships, marriages, divorces, birth/adoption of our children, losing a loved one or friend and lit
Father's day was a week ago and this was a cute little segment we aired in the days leading up. Here's the set-up: I visited my son Brody's school and recorded a conversation with he and his classmates asking random questions about their father. Things like 'what does Daddy say when he might be a little mad?' or 'what makes Daddy happy?' The kids are so cute and innocent and their little 3 and 4
I picked up my three year old son Brody from daycare Tuesday afternoon and headed to the polls before dinner. On the ride home, I explained to him that before we go in the house, that he and Daddy were going to stop and vote. Easy for me, the polling place is literally a tenth of mile from where I live so that was very convenient. Now came the hard part; explaining why we were doing it. How do
The other day I bought those gnarly fake teeth, a.k.a 'bubba' teeth, you see in the costume store. I figured it would be fun to wear them while acting silly and joking around with my 3-year-old Brody. I thought it was funny - I'm smiling just thinking about it - but he hated it. My mom and dad used to do this stuff all the time when we were young, but I don't think I'll be using them again!
Wait, there are real dinosaurs and dinosaur fossils in Albany's Washington Park? Actually, no there aren't - but please don't tell that to my three year old. Brody and I go dinosaur hunting in the park pretty much every chance we get. All you need is a little free time, some shoes that you don't mind getting a little muddy, and a wild imagination! It's fun and FREE!
It seems rare to find someone these days who not only loves their job, but also excels at it. Perhaps that's the reason why this moment stood out to me so much. The other day while doing a little grocery shopping with my 3 year old son Brody, a man who worked in the produce section of a local supermarket changed my son's entire day, and rescued me from a parenting nightmare.
A little over 4 years ago, when I first told my dad that he was going to be a granddaddy to a little boy, I had a hard time holding back tears. I think he did too. Moments later he went upstairs to the attic and came down with a little piece of my childhood. He appeared a few minutes later holding an old baseball glove - that he had been storing - from my high school baseball playing days. A 30