This blog is dedicated to Justin and Thunderbolt. Justin, you’ll always be my first child, and the first to endure my attempts at parenting. Now 21 years later, I get the chance to try again. Perhaps 21 years from now you, Zoe, and Apollo can have a beer together and reminisce about the old man. When you do, be sure to include stories about Thunderbolt. Tell them about how the 3 of us grew up together in Texas, how awesome a dog Thunderbolt was, and what an important part of life you guys were to me.

Thanks for keeping in touch all these years. I love you very much.

Your ex-step dad,