Articles By: Jeff

The Shape of Time Being The Only White People In The Room In Selma Alabama

The Shape of Time Being The Only White People In The Room In Selma Alabama The turn missed wasn’t there — a phantom limb. Goddamnit, Google Maps. My own phantom limb wasn’t technically a limb at all, it was a mind still at sea, adrift upon the Gulf, baked by the sun not kissing me back home. My mind rested atop a weary body that hadn’t found adequate sleep since... July 10th, 2018 | Travel | Read More

Hear the First Single from the new Best Coast Kid’s Album, A Brand New Recess Monkey Song and more on the July 2018 OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly Podcast Playlist

Hear the First Single from the new Best Coast Kid’s Album, A Brand New Recess Monkey Song and more on the July 2018 OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly Podcast Playlist Hear the first single from the new Best Coast kid’s album, Best Kids, plus a world premiere Recess Monkey song from their Family Photo Album on this new episode of the OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly Podcast! This episode is sponsored by Bark, the essential online and social media monitoring service... July 9th, 2018 | OWTK Kid's Music Monthly Podcast | Read More

Travel Like A Superhero With These 9 Superhero Family Vacation Ideas

Travel Like A Superhero With These 9 Superhero Family Vacation Ideas Try as I might to Heisman Trophy pose the current superhero culture, to put some distance between myself and the nonstop onslaught of Marvel and Star Wars films and merch, even I cannot deny that sometimes… superheroes are cool. Fine I said it. And travel is cool too. Here’s the center of... July 9th, 2018 | Travel | Read More

The Silent Invisible End

The Silent Invisible End There’s something about going 78 miles per hour on the turnpike that pushes America’s turn toward a fascist kleptocracy into focus. The sky is so lovely with perfect puffs of well-defined white in the shape of bunnies, dragons, and a barn set atop a sea of maternity ward baby blue. Tractor trailers... July 6th, 2018 | Parenting Blog | Read More

24 Hours in Bergen Norway

24 Hours in Bergen Norway Cross your fingers and say a prayer to your favorite Nordic God. With viking luck on your side, here’s to hoping your own personal 24 hours in Bergen Norway will produce the same kind of weather laboratory dreamscape my family reveled in on March 27th of this year. Driving west from our peaceful... June 26th, 2018 | Travel | Read More

Recalibrating Your Relationship With Your Phone

Recalibrating Your Relationship With Your Phone At one point they didn’t exist and then poof, suddenly smartphones were a thing. A thing we all suddenly had in our purses, pockets and palms. That was like, what, a dozen years ago? A blink of the eye, really. So smartphones are basically tweens and sometimes we don’t have a clue what to do with... June 25th, 2018 | Parenting Blog, TECH REVIEWS | Read More

This summer is going to be different

This summer is going to be different A XXXL guy bopping up and down on a riding mower — yeah, no. I never liked the optics of that scene, so I never painted it. Instead, I’d walk behind a push mower with a modest 21” cutting width, going back and forth and forth and back every 5-7 days during the dead of a Philadelphia summer, cutting... June 23rd, 2018 | Parenting Blog | Read More

One Life But We’re Not The Same

One Life But We’re Not The Same There’s been a one hour driving distance bubble encircling my immediately family for our entire lives. At the end of July, my oldest brother (the one recoiling with iPhone in hand in the photo above) will move 10 hours south. I could choose to be sad he’s fleeing the area. That’s one... June 22nd, 2018 | Big Guy Car Guy | Read More
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