Neil Tambe

Husband, Father, Citizen, Professional.

I'm a Detroiter who happens to enjoy writing, national parks, orange juice, the performing arts, and fanciful socks. More than anything though, I aspire to be a good husband, father, and citizen.

A batch of pancakes, 11 years in the making

There was a big moment in our home today. I made pancakes for our son, for the first time. Doing that has been a dream 11 years in the making.

I first started making scratch pancakes when I was the on-the-ground coordinator for my university's Washington D.C. summer internship program. I would make pancakes on Saturday morning for anyone wanting to get together. I've been doing it ever since.

It was that summer, 2007 in the George Washington University dormitories, that I imagined making pancakes for my future wife and children...someday.

Dozens of batches and thousands of pancakes later, that day was today. The reward was but a moment, but well worth 11 years of buildup.