A few days after this event, I posted a video in honor of Father's Day, in which I offered some hopes for my children that I think apply to anyone trying to create a meaningful life. You can watch the video here.
Speaking of fatherhood, I'm about to spend some serious quality time with my two kids. Starting next week, we will cycle about 900 miles from New York City to Niagara Falls and back. My wife, Eiko, will join the first two weeks of the five-week ride. We're collecting roadkill data to reduce the impact of roads on wildlife and are offering some fabulous rewards in return for donations here.
If you're interested in following our progress, I'll post updates from the ride right here on this blog.
Pics from the White House:
Daniel Murphy, NY Mets
My buddies in the NYC Dads Group
Exuberance at the podium