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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. […]

New Parenting Style: Multihyphenated Parenting
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New Parenting Style: Multihyphenated Parenting

There are many synonyms for “parenting”. “Careful Captain” is one. That’s what I called my wife for the first, hmmmm, 8 years or so of our oldest daughter’s life. It was a parade of “Oh sweetie, be careful!” and “You’re too close to the street, be careful!” coming from her, much […]

6 Little Things That Make Being a Dad The Best Job Ever
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6 Little Things That Make Being a Dad The Best Job Ever

It would be easy for me to throw open the front door each weekday morning from mid-August to mid-June and send my daughters off to the bus stop with no more effort required than an honest smile and a gentle wave of my right hand. I don’t do this though, […]

The Challenge of Balancing It All As A Dad
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The Challenge of Balancing It All As A Dad

Melting chocolates, a pair of frames, prescription refills, vacuum the house, and a text that popped up a few seconds ago asking me to run sneakers over to the elementary school for a post-field day switch in case she gets wet. Got it. No, no I don’t. I don’t ‘got […]

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