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3 Simple Ways to Make Any Art Museum Awesome for Kids

We’ve all been there. It’s raining, has been for what seems like ages. The kids have been cooped up indoors and you’re going mad. You’ve got to get yourself and them O-U-T of the house N-O-W. While scanning the piles of unfolded laundry, mountains of toys and, is that a […]

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Watch This: Red Yarn’s Adorable “Mockingbird” Music Video Featuring An Awesome Dad and His Son

Despite a healthy lifelong fear of the Deep Woods and all that lurks inside, I have a deep affinity for the ginger from Portland, Oregon known as Red Yarn. Red Yarn, kindie rock’s resident foot-stomping folk troubadour, is back with a brand new album, Born In The Deep Woods, out […]

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OWTK’s Helpful Idea #11: Portion Control

It’s the mighty return of the ridiculously sporadic OWTK Helpful Ideas series! Yay! This one is all about eating well, living healthy, and NOT stuffing your food hole when out at a restaurant. OWTK Helpful Idea #11 is simple, so simple that I CANNOT BELIEVE NO ONE IN THE HISTORY […]

Travel On The Beach in Aberystwyth Wales

On The Beach in Aberystwyth Wales

The light reaches the country. It does, it must, but we never saw the sun in Aberystwyth Wales. To be fair to Wales, as well as to the sun’s capacity to shine in all places at least some of the time, we had but one night and two days in […]

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3 Simple Ways to Make Any Art Museum Awesome for Kids
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3 Simple Ways to Make Any Art Museum Awesome for Kids

We’ve all been there. It’s raining, has been for what seems like ages. The kids have been cooped up indoors and you’re going mad. You’ve got to get yourself and them O-U-T of the house N-O-W. While scanning the piles of unfolded laundry, mountains of toys and, is that a […]

On Most Days
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On Most Days

It’s a Niro hybrid I’m driving on most days, these days, so I tell myself it doesn’t matter that my oldest daughter and I drive home from middle school between 3:06 pm to 3:14 pm, only to make the return journey at 3:45 pm to collect the littler one from […]

On The Beach in Aberystwyth Wales
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On The Beach in Aberystwyth Wales

The light reaches the country. It does, it must, but we never saw the sun in Aberystwyth Wales. To be fair to Wales, as well as to the sun’s capacity to shine in all places at least some of the time, we had but one night and two days in […]

April 2017 OWTK Kids Music Monthly Podcast Playlist
OWTK Kid's Music Monthly Podcast

April 2017 OWTK Kids Music Monthly Podcast Playlist

Here’s what you’ll hear on the April 2017 episode of the OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly Podcast: Stacey Peasley “April Fools’” single Karen K “Spring Day” from Blue Bike Chronicles Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band “The Best Day” from Greatest Hits Spring Bees “Used to Be” from Spring Bees […]

A Son and The Masters
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A Son and The Masters

On some base level it’s always been about the search for a connection. I’ve got two older brothers, 11 and 12 years my elder. One has the business he took over from our dad. That’s a tie that binds in ways on an off a Quickbooks payroll file.  The other […]

100 Steps For 100 Miles Along Hadrian’s Wall in England
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100 Steps For 100 Miles Along Hadrian’s Wall in England

Recently, I was asked, “Jeff, what’s your all-time favorite photo of your daughters?” Damn. As a photographer who takes a fair number of photos, some of them quite lovely, of his daughters, that’s an awfully difficult question to answer. If pressed, and thankfully I wasn’t by the questioner on the […]

The Limited Power of A Parent’s Prayers
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The Limited Power of A Parent’s Prayers

Please, god, if you’re awake and happen to have one of the TVs tuned to this archery supply place in the middle of Amish country (you’re cool with them, right?) right now, please please please help send one of her arrows through one god damn (shit, sorry about that) balloon. […]

No Longer A Part Of The Club
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No Longer A Part Of The Club

Joining isn’t the most popular verb in my own personal vernacular. There’s my local PBS affiliate and the non-commercial listener-supported radio station — I joined both of those a few years ago. More recently, I joined the ACLU, Total Soccer Show Scouting Network and the Radiotopia Podcast Network. Really though, […]

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