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The young paper boy delivering hope that there are still good young men
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The young paper boy delivering hope that there are still good young men

My parents live still in the house where I grew up. It’s too big for their needs but memories keep it off the market. Not that they entertain to this extent but if needed, roughly six cars could be lined up in a row on the driveway, the bottom three […]

What parenting sounds like
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What parenting sounds like

On Wednesday night of this week, it sounded like the bitterness of a family failing to click into its usual place. Parenting was deafening in its silent brooding. Last month, parenting sounded sweeter — confident steps forward on well-worn stone. Last month, in Barcelona, this is what parenting sounded like. […]

The Unique Father’s Day Gifts Dad Really Wants This Year
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The Unique Father’s Day Gifts Dad Really Wants This Year

You might have it in your head that dad wants a photo of himself with his kids as a gift this father’s day. Hmm, dunno ‘bout that. While he certainly won’t scuff at such a gift (dad ain’t rude like that), it might not necessarily be what he’d like to […]

Loopholes Boutique Saves Specialty Retail
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Loopholes Boutique Saves Specialty Retail

Well, not exactly but over on WHYY I ponder the fate of local small businesses and envision a future in which specialty retailers foster and support the crafts, inventions, jewelry, and misc products made by members of the community. And in turn, those local entrepreneurs, like my daughters with their […]

Mirjana’s Story
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Mirjana’s Story

Bosnia & Herzegovina sure does seem like a lovely place. There’s all that medieval stone, more than a smattering of terracotta roof, and copious amounts of undulating green and blue. Nature, yo. Yeah, I’ve been gettin’ my Google Image search on. For as lovely as Bosnia & Herzegovina seems to […]

OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly Podcast 2018 Kidchella Special
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OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly Podcast 2018 Kidchella Special

I’ve known the 2018 Kidchella lineup for so many months now and it’s been killing me keeping it in!! But here we go, the poster and the podcast to officially announce the bands playing the 2018 Kidchella Summer Music Series at the Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse!!! Also awesome: my […]

I’M SO FREAKING HAPPY RIGHT NOW IN THIS MOMENT
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I’M SO FREAKING HAPPY RIGHT NOW IN THIS MOMENT

This moment was Saturday evening, roughly 5pm Pacific Time. I posted most of this on Facebook in that moment. Many moments are between then and now, and life on the regular has replaced a solo choose your own adventure in La La Land, but happiness is hanging in there. It’s […]

Practicing Mindfulness (or She Knew It Was A Draw)
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Practicing Mindfulness (or She Knew It Was A Draw)

Two summers ago I hiked across England with a bunch of lads, one of whom is an author, PhD, and university professor on the topics of communication and practicing mindfulness. I didn’t have the mind to fully understand these subjects then and at times doing either well still confounds me […]

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