My name is Jonathan Trenn and I’m a single father of a 13 year old boy named Connor. We live in Northern Virginia with our faithful and permanently happy dog Fenway. I’m a digital marketing consultant and strategis and also blog at Digital Street Journal.
I started this blog to relate my personal thoughts on life, on fatherhood, on society. I’ve been involved in politics and have worked for both sides. My politics would be best described as being moderate or centrist. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have set opinions.
Connor has – or at least we think he has Aspergers Syndrome. That’s a ‘high functioning’ form of autism. It means, to me, he’s somewhat young for his age. But he also has learning difficulities in many subjects, so I work with him a lot each night to help him understand the things I took for granted as a student.
You may find that I’ll write a bit about religion. Don’t know why…I’m not especially religious. Or maybe I am. I can’t remember anymore. Raised and still a Catholic. More specifically an Irish Catholic.
Oh, I am most definitely a Red Sox fan.
I’m originally from Rhode Island, a small but wonderful place that pretty much has everything one could want – or at least nearby. It was a great place to grow up. My parents, who were my heroes, have passed away. I was an only child, so I’ve lost a lot but what they’ve left in me will leave me eternally grateful. To me, this blog is dedicated to them.
Vinton Ave. is, to me, a magical place. It is the warmth of a summer breeze, the smell of Christmas morning, the place I learned how to play whiffle ball. It’s at my core and will always be a part of me.