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Memories of a Good Sleep
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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 […]

On Most Days
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On Most Days

It’s a Niro hybrid I’m driving on most days, these days, so I tell myself it doesn’t matter that my oldest daughter and I drive home from middle school between 3:06 pm to 3:14 pm, only to make the return journey at 3:45 pm to collect the littler one from […]

A Son and The Masters
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A Son and The Masters

On some base level it’s always been about the search for a connection. I’ve got two older brothers, 11 and 12 years my elder. One has the business he took over from our dad. That’s a tie that binds in ways on an off a Quickbooks payroll file.  The other […]

The Limited Power of A Parent’s Prayers
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The Limited Power of A Parent’s Prayers

Please, god, if you’re awake and happen to have one of the TVs tuned to this archery supply place in the middle of Amish country (you’re cool with them, right?) right now, please please please help send one of her arrows through one god damn (shit, sorry about that) balloon. […]

Giving Kids The Autonomy They Need and Deserve
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Giving Kids The Autonomy They Need and Deserve

My daughters have had certain freedoms from just about day one — freedom to dress themselves how they wish, style their hair in any way that makes them happy, pick their school lunch snacks, become vegetarians, freely challenge the ideas of their parents, and on and on — but we […]

The First Day of Teenage Parenting
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The First Day of Teenage Parenting

Reports from the frontline of parenting a new teenager

The Saddest Part of Getting Old and Growing Up
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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 […]

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