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A Life Lived On A Lawn
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A Life Lived On A Lawn

A lawn is more than grass and dirt. It’s more than the trees and bushes that dot the landscape of the spaces behind and around a home. A lawn is a place where kids grow up, where they have adventures both real and imaginary, and where family ties are bound […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Season of Clean: Spring Cleaning More Than the House
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The Season of Clean: Spring Cleaning More Than the House

It has become one of my most cherished traditions. Every year, I take one gorgeous spring day, when the sun is bright and warm as it enters the house from the windows I’ve enthusiastically opened in every room, when the birds have returned to sing me the songs they’d been […]

Modern Dads Raising Tweens and Teens
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Modern Dads Raising Tweens and Teens

Five dads, from different parts of the country, but all of whom are in the midst of raising tweens and teens, have contributed audio pieces to the newest episode of the Modern Dads Podcast. I was honored to be asked to be one of them and decided to read my […]

Not Ready Yet To Go All The Way Grey
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Not Ready Yet To Go All The Way Grey

The flecks of grey started to appear in my early twenties. That seemed a bit ahead of schedule. The grey onslaught started slow enough, just a strand here and there, something my mom would point out with a slightly wry smile when I’d return to the nest. She’d say I […]

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