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Not MY 1986 Honda Civic, because, well, read on...
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Michelin First Car Moment

This post is about cars but it’s also about photos; those we have, those we don’t, and those we’ll see in our mind’s eye until the end of days. A photogenic memory isn’t something I could legitimately claim to have. I’d be found out the minute someone asked me to […]

The Return of Mr. Headyguard
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The Return of Mr. Headyguard

He blew in with the wind, very early on an otherwise unremarkable Sunday morning, and for nearly an hour he answered the phones of a doctor’s office, natural history-ish museum, King Tut’s residence in ancient Egypt, and ‘The Crumblers’ factory where they, um, crumble stuff. The voice of the famously […]

I Believe That We Will Win But I Am Losing
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I Believe That We Will Win But I Am Losing

Not exactly a feminist dad dream sequence but the way I pictured it in the weeks and months leading up to the 2015 World Cup in Canada, there would be a #15 on my back, the name Rapinoe splayed out from shoulder to shoulder, and a #2, #10, #11, #17 […]

What I Hope To Be
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What I Hope To Be

We felt it before day one, on back to school night…or maybe it was meet the teacher night…either way: the Mouse’s 2nd grade teacher was destined to be the kind of educator name-dropped decades later, when Mouse is reflecting back on what first prompted her to [insert great accomplishment verb […]

The Problem With Palm Oil and Other Life Lessons From An 8-Year-Old
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The Problem With Palm Oil and Other Life Lessons From An 8-Year-Old

Sumatran orangutans. And tigers. Also, elephants. All of those majestic creatures, and more I imagine (I dunno, I’m still figuring all of this shit out), are losing acreage of their habitats daily thanks to deforestation, thanks largely to the pounding drumbeat of demand for palm oil. The forests are being […]

When There Was A Baby In My Arms — Remembering My First Father’s Days
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When There Was A Baby In My Arms — Remembering My First Father’s Days

It’s a common thing that parents say, but honestly it doesn’t seem like just yesterday. It’s far more like another lifetime ago. I now have girls zooming around the neighborhood on electric Razor scooters, working diligently with wires and circuit boards as they deconstruct old stereos, and wearing whatever comes […]

Talking Online Safety and Raising Digital Citizens
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Talking Online Safety and Raising Digital Citizens

Last year, I spent a few months as ‘curator of social media content’ for a small company that had made an smartphone app which allowed concerned parents to track their child’s cellphone activity and location. My mission was to position the company, through its social media channels, as a knowledge […]

My Dad And Me And The Wheelbarrow
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My Dad And Me And The Wheelbarrow

Dickies® wants us dads to get out there and have a catch with our kids. I’m happy to be partnering with them to tell this fun story and to convince every proud papa to get out in the yard this summer and toss a ball around with their daughters and […]

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