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The Training Wheels Are Off
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The Training Wheels Are Off

During Spring Break 2015, this 7-year-old decided she wanted to learn how to ride a bike sans training wheels. I’d like to say I played some essential role with this brief lesson, but really, I was just keeping her steady by gently holding her sides and running as she pedaled, […]

A Good & Honest Cleaning
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A Good & Honest Cleaning

This post is brought to you by Mott’s and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. I mean, who really has time for a shower these days? Amirite, ladies?! [crickets] In a pinch, we dads know a damp washcloth and a dab of shower gel tidies up most all the […]

Gearing Up For Opening Day
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Gearing Up For Opening Day

I’d gladly trade Columbus Day, a player to be named later, and cash considerations for it. Columbus Day’s GM, however, won’t return any of my calls. Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is, in my book, and properly should be all-official-like, a national freaking holiday. The red, white & blue bunting, […]

OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly Podcast April 2015 Kindiecomm Special
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OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly Podcast April 2015 Kindiecomm Special

How’s about a special edition of the podcast, one featuring 14 songs from bands I met at Kindiecomm 2015 in Philadelphia last month! I’ve been a bit down on some of the new music being released for kids and families by some of the newcomers to the scene but I […]

Of Blindfolds and Running Shoes
Photos of Growing Up

Of Blindfolds and Running Shoes

I took about 30 photos last night for my new PBS Parents post, a little activity that takes all of the shoes left out in spring — the boots, sneakers, boat shoes and flip-flops — and makes something fun and educational out of ‘em. I didn’t use this photograph, of […]

The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii — Big Luxury on the Big Island
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The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii — Big Luxury on the Big Island

For those, like us, who’d never been to the Big Island of Hawaii before and who, like us, had a very specific and extremely idyllic flowery vision of what Hawaii would look like upon arrival, the drive from Kona’s outdoor airport to The Fairmount Orchid can be more than a […]

The Youth of Today in Detroit
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The Youth of Today in Detroit

I asked for disenfranchised and I got it, in spades. Despite this one obviously staged photograph, I do not, as a rule, try to make photos in this way. But there was just something exhilarating about this dilapidated wall of outdoor public art in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, the […]

How Much Rope
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How Much Rope

The end of the saying I’m referencing in the title of this blog post is pretty damn grisly. In retrospect, I probably should have changed it. I mean, yeah I am still typing and could easily swap it out for something else, something less suicide-y but instead I leave it/have […]

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