My Last Post of 2016

ReynoldsFamilyPhoto-resized2016 is very close to leaving us behind. Which I can’t say is a bad thing. 2016 has been a wild ride for many through-out the world. There were a few moments in 2016 that I could have done without but then again, how might I have grown differently had those moments never happened?

I think about things like that a lot. The big what if. What if this, what if that. What if 2016 never had happened? Would 2017 be the year we lose Princess Leia and David Bowie? Doubtful since things really don’t work that way, but it’s still interesting to think about.

So what’s the point of this post? Well, to be honest, there really isn’t a point. A lot of my written stuff never tries to make a point, but if you’re looking for a reason behind this post, it’s more of a recap and what’s to come from this blog in the future.

CottlevilleParade-2016Over this past year I have been lucky enough to work with some fantastic brands. I have also gone to some great events and I could not be thankful enough to all that I have worked with this past year. My goal for 2017 is to keep creating entertaining content and to keep the St. Louis Dad website going strong for the foreseeable future. There are some things that I may have done differently but all in all I am excited for the upcoming year and finding out what’s next.

DCIM100GOPROGOPR0484.Looking back I did do some pretty cool stuff this past year. I got to attend an awesome NCAA basketball game with my best friend (my wife), I went to Eckert’s a couple of times, reviewed toys and quite a few gadgets. Vacations and birthdays and much more all was scattered through-out 2016. I even released several instrumental downloads for free! My biggest disappointment for 2016 was that I did not create a 1 Second Everyday video like I did in 2014 & 2015. I started but then just stopped. I didn’t have the drive to create like I did last year and now that the year is coming to an end I kind of wish I did. Oh well, I still have plenty of memories to enjoy.

skate2017 may also see the end of a project that I have had going since 2009. That would be my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle database of information over at I still haven’t figured out if the end is near or if I want to let it ride for another year but I need to figure out what I want to do with the site. It has been sitting stale for the last year and I’d hate to see it go away but who knows. Maybe I can figure out something to do with it soon enough.

My most ambitious adventure in 2017 will be me taking up skateboarding. I have skated in my younger years but I haven’t been on a board in probably 15 years. I picked one up off of Craigslist a few weeks ago and once the weather gets a little nicer I will be breaking ankles and busting my elbows in no time. It’s probably a horrible idea to start skateboarding at 33 but I don’t care, it should be fun.


My name is Richie and I am a 37 year old father of two. My daughter is ten years old and my son is seven. I am married to a beautiful woman named Destiny. She is the foundation of our family, and without her, none of this would be possible. During the day I work as a network security administrator for a local school district. At night I can be found illustrating books, working on websites, or creating music, but more than likely though I am spending time with my kids.

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