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On A Bus To Baltimore
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On A Bus To Baltimore

California. England. Mexico. I’ve been a good distance from her, but that’s different of course. Regardless of where I was, who I was with or how little sleep I was getting while there, I knew the kid was at home or at school. I knew that she was safe. And […]

Go the Way of the Warrior Kid And Win An Awesome $200 Giveaway
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Go the Way of the Warrior Kid And Win An Awesome $200 Giveaway

It was an ever present threat levied during my lazy, underachieving childhood. My dad would never have done it. I think. At the very least, my mom wouldn’t have let him send her baby away, but I heard the foreboding words ‘Valley Forge Military Academy’ a whole awful lot as […]

Dreams of Sicily and How I’d Spend My Sicilian Holiday
Travel

Dreams of Sicily and How I’d Spend My Sicilian Holiday

Usually, I’m the first to grab an end, one of four prime pieces of corner real estate, but I’d gladly settle for a middle slice of Sicilian in the form of a 10 or 13 day cruise on the Carnival Horizon once it hits open waters in Europe next spring. […]

48 Hours in New York City via Rio
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48 Hours in New York City via Rio

New York City is the guy behind a tower of brown and white cardboard boxes piled up onto a hand truck moving east on 43rd street at rush hour on the day before Easter weekend. He is not smiling but the sun splashes across his face all the same. He’s […]

Getting Busy Making Music With Netflix
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Getting Busy Making Music With Netflix

Netflix is enjoyed in every possible iteration in our home. Me alone My wife by her lonesome while I’m away The kids together by themselves Mom reliving her childhood with two excitable daughters All four of us together as a family And finally, Netflix provides the perfect at-home date night […]

Memories of a Good Sleep
Parenting Blog

Memories of a Good Sleep

My best sleep memories as a dad were the mid-day naps I’d take with my youngest daughter six, seven and eight years ago. Her older sister had started full day kindergarten, leaving just the two of us and our sleepy orange tabby cat at home every day. After lunch, after […]

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 […]

9 Things I Learned While Traveling In Europe
Travel

9 Things I Learned While Traveling In Europe

Traveling in Europe has the habit of teaching a person a lot about themselves and the world. Traveling in Europe for the first time can humble a person too. I was a 26-year-old man visiting England, France, Switzerland and Italy for the first time. Together with my wife we set […]

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