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A Simple Gesture
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A Simple Gesture

Two lanes become five at this particular intersection. The two on the left are left-only lanes. The furthest to the right, a no-turn-on-red right-only. The final pair of lanes, as I reckon you’d have already guessed, are supposed to go straight. Straight and only straight, up an hardly perceivable grade […]

The Old Trafford Steward in Section N2403
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The Old Trafford Steward in Section N2403

Being inside an empty football stadium gives me the tingling. It’s not quite a fetish but it is undeniably a thing for me. I’ve stopped questioning it, I simply reveal in the sensation of coming out of a tunnel to see the lush green pitch and the brightly colored seats […]

A New Year’s Resolution To Change or At Least Question Everything I Think and Do
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A New Year’s Resolution To Change or At Least Question Everything I Think and Do

The internet tells me that people are not only making a New Year’s resolution for this New Year but that they are picking words for 2018; a single word in some cases or an entire sentence crammed together devoid of spaces like a social media hashtag. Others are simply doing […]

How To Teach Your Teen (or Teen Entrepreneur) About Money Management
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How To Teach Your Teen (or Teen Entrepreneur) About Money Management

Not every dad in the world will find the need to use the per piece cost of a 100-pack of iridescent beads to teach his kids about personal finance but all dads and moms do have a brand new teen money management tool to help illustrate essential home economic topics […]

Thus Begins The Whole Life Challenge
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Thus Begins The Whole Life Challenge

I made mention of it yesterday, the whole Whole Life Challenge thing. My oldest brother pushed me and middle bro to join him, we did, and now we’re off on a 6-week game to best each other. Today it begins, the Whole Life Challenge, and it began, for me, with […]

That Whole Circle of Life Thing
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That Whole Circle of Life Thing

I ordered my marriage neat, but ice cubes have been plunked in from on high and the damn things won’t melt. It’s colder than usual in here. We can see each and every breath. I’d settle for watered down, that’d be fine from here on out. I just don’t want […]

The Teen’s Very Good Night and Day and Night on Broadway
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The Teen’s Very Good Night and Day and Night on Broadway

That first night was pretty special. The Mrs. and the teen thought we were starting our time in New York City at a hockey game in Brooklyn. I sold it so very well. It was a Tony Award worthy performance. Come From Away is set in Newfoundland and, as you […]

Practicing The Parenting Self-Care I Preach
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Practicing The Parenting Self-Care I Preach

We’re instructed to do it every time we fly. In the unlikely event cabin pressure is lost in flight, affix your own oxygen masks before assisting others. The benefits of this are obvious but not something we parents would naturally do first, not without the stern yet friendly reminder while […]

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