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I Have a 20 Year Old?

Caleb Rittler

Rittler kid #1 turned 20 today.

As with most newbie parents Caleb rocked our world when he was born. He was and is awesome. Seriously. If you know him you like him.

When Caleb & Josh were little I called them Butch & Sundance after Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Butch and Sundance were great partners because they complimented each other so well. Sundance was the action oriented executer. Butch was the schemer & talker. They always reminded me of the movie. Josh’s nickname didn’t stick but Caleb’s did.

From the time he was born Caleb loved interacting with everyone around him. He was always engaged in conversations with anyone who would engage him. He was soaking in life at each moment. He still is. He’s got Paul Newman’s chillness and quick wit.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Caleb is wise and has always been mature for his age. He’s always been able to interact with anyone and everyone. He loves being with his friends but can be comfortable alone. He has a deep faith that I admire and at the same time he is able to question just about anything. He holds things in tension well. He’s deeply committed to the things he loves and loves the things he’s committed to.

He’s taught me a lot. Other than the fact that he doesn’t come home enough he’s super awesome.

Caleb Rittler at the beach

I still can’t believe he’s 20 though. Happy Birthday Butch.

Keep moving forward,


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I am the CEO of Blue Ocean Ideas, a creative agency in Baltimore, Maryland. My job is to clarify the strategy and take care of my team. I am married to the beautiful Elise Rittler and we have four great kids. When I’m not at Blue Ocean Ideas or with my family I am riding a bike, running, playing ultimate frisbee, eating, or sleeping. There is a little more about me here.

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