Articles By: Jeff

OWTK Kids Music Monthly Podcast March 2017 Playlist

OWTK Kids Music Monthly Podcast March 2017 Playlist **This episode is sponsored by Clorox and also by Cricket Media, purveyors of fine magazines for children of all ages** So much new music to get to this month. Here’s what you’ll hear on this, the March 2017 episode of the OWTK Kids Music Monthly Podcast: Pointed Man Band “Upstream”... March 1st, 2017 | OWTK Kid's Music Monthly Podcast | Read More

The Saddest Part of Getting Old and Growing Up

The Saddest Part of Getting Old and Growing Up My baby turns 13 this week and I’m remembering less and less of the days that comprise those remarkable years. This is a little something about the memories we learn to hold on to and the ones we’re helpless to watch fade away. To hear me tell it now you’d think my wife and I were... February 28th, 2017 | Parenting Blog | Read More

We Must Resist (Binge Watching Netflix)

We Must Resist (Binge Watching Netflix) I’m not one of those ‘everything was better back in the day’ walking flesh bags of rose-colored nostalgia but hot damn I do try to resist the binge watching trend hard. But, but, but it is so freaking hard because all the episodes are right there, up on the screen with still photos... February 28th, 2017 | OWTK TV News | Read More

Records and Root Beer From Coast to Coast During An Alaska to Atlantic Epic Family Summer Vacation

Records and Root Beer From Coast to Coast During An Alaska to Atlantic Epic Family Summer Vacation We found local root beer in St. Louis, MO at Fitz’s during our 2015 cross country road trip. The skeleton of our two week drive from Washington state to New Jersey has been assembled for sometime but now the connective tissue and some of the joints of those 14 sunny summer days we’ll spend... February 27th, 2017 | Travel | Read More

Songs For Everything That Is Childhood

Songs For Everything That Is Childhood For a long while now I’ve been fond of saying, when speaking lovingly about the golden age of family music, that the reason the current generation of all-ages, kindie, family, children’s music is so flipping fantastic is that the songs being written, recorded and released are not all cupcakes... February 27th, 2017 | OWTK Kindie Music News | Read More

Intimacy 

Intimacy  Third floor mattress on the deck AOL dial tone beside the desk Flecks of life beneath bare feet Doughnut boxes and newsprint fingers Lyrics on the cracked white wall Flailing heart on a sleeve A gross misunderstanding of nostalgia Listening to her having sex downstairs With Aaron or Lance or Derek or... February 26th, 2017 | Writing | Read More

The Woman With The Cigarette On The Beach

The Woman With The Cigarette On The Beach The phone dings, that familiar modern sound alerting us of something new, cutting through the hiss of onions sauteing in hot oil in the kitchen, breaking the still silence of a bedroom at night or, in this case, emanating from the lone back pocket of knit shorts with red and blue birdies printed all... February 24th, 2017 | Travel | Read More

The Mighty Pen: Hotel Emma, San Antonio Texas

The Mighty Pen: Hotel Emma, San Antonio Texas If, as I rolled up to The Hotel Emma, sunken deep into the quilted pillow backseat of a jet black Cadenza, if my mind was centered in that moment on the type of pen that would be waiting for me in the room, I’d have thought, based on the heavy reduce/reuse/recycle vibe the 5-star digs was throwing... February 23rd, 2017 | The Mighty Pen, Travel | Read More
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