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The First Day of Teenage Parenting
Parenting Blog

The First Day of Teenage Parenting

Reports from the frontline of parenting a new teenager

OWTK Kids Music Monthly Podcast March 2017 Playlist
OWTK Kid's Music Monthly Podcast

OWTK Kids Music Monthly Podcast March 2017 Playlist

**This episode is sponsored by Clorox and also by Cricket Media, purveyors of fine magazines for children of all ages** So much new music to get to this month. Here’s what you’ll hear on this, the March 2017 episode of the OWTK Kids Music Monthly Podcast: Pointed Man Band “Upstream” […]

The Saddest Part of Getting Old and Growing Up
Parenting Blog

The Saddest Part of Getting Old and Growing Up

My baby turns 13 this week and I’m remembering less and less of the days that comprise those remarkable years. This is a little something about the memories we learn to hold on to and the ones we’re helpless to watch fade away. To hear me tell it now you’d […]

We Must Resist (Binge Watching Netflix)
OWTK TV News

We Must Resist (Binge Watching Netflix)

I’m not one of those ‘everything was better back in the day’ walking flesh bags of rose-colored nostalgia but hot damn I do try to resist the binge watching trend hard. But, but, but it is so freaking hard because all the episodes are right there, up on the screen […]

Records and Root Beer From Coast to Coast During An Alaska to Atlantic Epic Family Summer Vacation
Travel

Records and Root Beer From Coast to Coast During An Alaska to Atlantic Epic Family Summer Vacation

The skeleton of our two week drive from Washington state to New Jersey has been assembled for sometime but now the connective tissue and some of the joints of those 14 sunny summer days we’ll spend behind the wheel of what will surely be a jam-packed Kia Sedona are finally, […]

Intimacy 
Writing

Intimacy 

Third floor mattress on the deck AOL dial tone beside the desk Flecks of life beneath bare feet Doughnut boxes and newsprint fingers Lyrics on the cracked white wall Flailing heart on a sleeve A gross misunderstanding of nostalgia Listening to her having sex downstairs With Aaron or Lance or […]

The Woman With The Cigarette On The Beach
Travel

The Woman With The Cigarette On The Beach

The phone dings, that familiar modern sound alerting us of something new, cutting through the hiss of onions sauteing in hot oil in the kitchen, breaking the still silence of a bedroom at night or, in this case, emanating from the lone back pocket of knit shorts with red and […]

The Mighty Pen: Hotel Emma, San Antonio Texas
The Mighty Pen / Travel

The Mighty Pen: Hotel Emma, San Antonio Texas

If, as I rolled up to The Hotel Emma, sunken deep into the quilted pillow backseat of a jet black Cadenza, if my mind was centered in that moment on the type of pen that would be waiting for me in the room, I’d have thought, based on the heavy […]

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