A singer/songwriter, a drama teacher, a former newspaper reporter and a television critic walk into a bar…
Ok, it’s not a bar – it’s a blog. Yet, still, it’s a place for us to ‘get together’, share our stories and have a good time. Besides, we’re all in our 40s and going out to a bar just seems like a lot of work these days.
We all have families (most of us with kids!). We have our passions (TV, music, theater, movies, books, good food, etc.) and we all have housework, jobs, lawns to mow, and more.
So, how does the ‘modern’ man in his 40s relate to the world around him? Good question. While we, in no way, are experts – we are living it and are willing to share what we’re going through.
Please, read our adventures and listen to our podcasts. We hope you’ll share some insights from your lives too!
“And you can dream, so dream out loud.”
I’m Jon. I’m a songwriter and musician, a market research consultant, and a dad. My wife is an exec at a TV studio and I have two boys, age 7 and 4. So life is full, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’ve toured the country with various indie artists, played the Sunset Strip with my own band, and I’m currently writing music for TV and film. TV shows, bonfires and bourbon are my vices, Star Wars is my weakness, and my guitar is my long time love, who’s always there for me when I need her. And since I’m a Red Sox fan, KP and I have always nurtured very cordial relationship in the Fall.
“Green Acres is the place to be. Farm livin’ is the life for me.”
Hi, I’m KP. I have really enjoyed most of my 40+ years, so far. I have two little kids (boy and a girl) and the hardest working wife on the planet. She’s a farmer and we all live on our family farm – chickens, pigs, vegetables – the real deal. She even lets me drive the tractor, sometimes!
I work “off-farm” in marketing and do some work as a consultant and guest speaker on the topic, too. I love television (favorite all-time shows include The West Wing, Friday Night Lights and The Office), and I’m a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. I am a devout Star Wars fan, Yankee fan and run TwoCentsTV.com.
“A wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
I’m Mat. I’m a theatre teacher and life-long devotee to the process. I can easily geek out about the process of acting and storytelling. I’m a father of two boys and I am married to another teacher. We both believe in play over homework.
Check out The Process Podcast, I host.
I can geek out over Shakespeare, Star Wars, Joss Whedon, Aaron Sorkin and the ever-slow writing George RR Martin. I have two tattoos. Neither on my lower back. Hodor!
Hi, my name is Steve. I am a lifelong Elm City guy from CT, a theatre pro, and a recovering journalist. Don Mattingly was my guy as a kid, I think the 1996 Yankees could slaughter the current crop of players, and there aren’t enough books in the world for me these days. I am married to the world’s best librarian and I like my dog more than I thought I would.
I act and direct with New Haven Theater Company, geek out over 19th century baseball, love M*A*S*H, The West Wing, Star Wars, The Godfather, bad 90s music, narrative nonfiction, Italy, Anthony Bourdain, good pens, and naps on Saturday afternoon at 3 pm.
Irony is way overrated.
Robby K – The Disney Dad
Robby is a theater teacher, baseball fan and father of two. He’s also an expert on all things Walt Disney World. From time to time he shares his insider tips on traveling to and enjoying all that Disney World has to offer with his Disney Dad’s Dozen lists.
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