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The Importance of Adult Male Friendships and Saying I Love You IRL To Battle Depression
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The Importance of Adult Male Friendships and Saying I Love You IRL To Battle Depression

“Even though we may be surrounded by loved ones, kids and spouses, and chat and tweet with buddies whose little faces pop up on our phone 24/7, it is imperative, for me at least, to hug my friends, to see their smiles light up a room in person, and to […]

The Back To School Checklist
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The Back To School Checklist

Not to be all ‘doomsday clock’ on ya, but…we’re running out of time! Sure, it’s super hip these days for parents to share memes that eagerly count down to the beginning of the school year and we all make quips saying that we can’t wait for school buses to take […]

Haven Life and The Death Of One Of The Last Hold Outs Of The Modern DIY World
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Haven Life and The Death Of One Of The Last Hold Outs Of The Modern DIY World

Auto and home. Our thermostats and in-home lighting. 401(k) investments and everyday banking. Movies and TV. Even live sports! We are alive in a self-directed, DIY, on-demand, “give it to me right now, no, even quicker!” world. And, up until very recently, there’s been an old-school-but-not-in-a-rad-way hold out: life insurance. […]

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Watch This: The Nation Holds Its Breath

With a modicum of words, and with just under 20 minutes worth of breaths, this film, which sits comfortably inside the center of a European football fanatic, Fatherhood, Nostalgia Venn diagram, hits like a God’s-honest literal gut punch from a long lost pal in an alleyway beneath the sun in […]

Christmas In July
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Christmas In July

A couple nights ago, after I’d gone to bed, the Bear admitted to her mom, as they chilled out by candlelight on the new sofa we bought on a whim earlier in the week, that she knows Santa Claus isn’t a real dude. Boom. It’s over. She knows that no […]

Holding It Together While Thinking About The Ending To My Story
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Holding It Together While Thinking About The Ending To My Story

I would have never done it, but isn’t that what they all say. It probably goes without saying that waking for the day at 2:37, 3:14, or 3:51 in the morning, every morning and in excruciating pain at that, has a myriad of only negative consequences on a person. The […]

Extra Fresh Samples At Costco With Kids
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Extra Fresh Samples At Costco With Kids

Ever since first becoming a dad, I’ve found shopping with my daughters to be a sweet way to spend time together. They concur in spades because whether it’s picking up something sugary in the baked goods section or snagging samples of a Young Mahon Spanish cheese, Greek honey drizzled on […]

Luxury Exactly When I Need It Most
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Luxury Exactly When I Need It Most

Tonight I navigated a minefield of half thoughts, forget-me-nots, botched assignments, personal responsibilities, overpriced mac-n-cheese, and frantic text messages flung from one coast to the other in a hopeful bid to nail down some semblance of a plan. I’ve been a terrible friend, and a worse husband, father, and son. […]

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