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National Burger Month at Iron Hill Brewery
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National Burger Month at Iron Hill Brewery

The sign says it all: 31 Burgers, 31 Days Are you up for the challenge? I mean, not all 31, but still… Iron Hill Brewery, the stellar local chain of gastro pubs, should be on your dining destination short list this month to take part in their tour of burger […]

Breaking News: LEGO® Creator Ferris Wheel Announced
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Breaking News: LEGO® Creator Ferris Wheel Announced

As a buddy in Mouse’s 2nd grade classroom would say, holy “Barnacle buckets!” LEGO® has announced today the newest expert level Creator building set, the LEGO® Creator Ferris Wheel, and she is an absolute beauty! Priced at $199.99, the nearly two foot tall Ferris Wheel set contains just under 2500 pieces and […]

Sisters Together Beneath an Umbrella in Spring
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Sisters Together Beneath an Umbrella in Spring

In many ways, there is nothing uniquely special about this photo of my two daughters looking at, and laughter into, each others gaze. This is a scene I could photograph countless times during each day in which the family calendar is an empty square of white, each day these two […]

A Letter In The Night And A Marriage Improved
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A Letter In The Night And A Marriage Improved

I guess it makes sense, but that doesn’t make it any less painful. I’m a writer now. That’s where life has taken me in the last half decade, and so it would figure that I’d need it all spelled out for me inside the college-ruled lines of a 12 page […]

4 Reasons To Have A Stuffed Animal Frozen Soup Party
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4 Reasons To Have A Stuffed Animal Frozen Soup Party

It’s not at all unusual for our table setting routine to be preceded by a quick ‘let’s just put all of this stuff over there for now’ sweep of the maple wood surface of our lone shared dining space. Whether it’s the remnants of one of my PBS Parents learning […]

We’re Both Still Growing Up
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We’re Both Still Growing Up

There are eight traffic lights separating the short driveway in front of our home and our grade school’s two separate parent drop-off zones. Pushing back from the gate by 7:46 A.M. affords us the time to justmiss a few of them. We’ve got to be reversing out of the driveway […]

Out With The Kids — In With The Wife
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Out With The Kids — In With The Wife

Now that my oldest child is 11 years old and has her own phone, my wife and I have gleefully reached the point as a married couple where we can leave her in charge while we go just around the corner for a bite to eat. Date nights are back, […]

Adorable Daughters Assemble
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Adorable Daughters Assemble

It’s hard to dodge the superhero deluge of 21st century American culture. I try my best to swerve into and out of Marvel’s hostile takeover of society, to find a comfortable balance of costumed heroics and plain clothes narrative. My daughters enjoy but are not overwhelmed by all things comic book, […]

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