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The Future of Life Insurance for the Freelance Life in the New Gig Economy
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The Future of Life Insurance for the Freelance Life in the New Gig Economy

A new roof, fresh vinyl siding, the gutting and redoing of two bathrooms, installation of a new hot water heater, and the transformation of an ironically dank sunroom and a slim, cluttered garage into one massive, high-ceilinged family room. Those are the ambitious (read: expensive) home improvement projects we began […]

This Is What’s Happening Before You Show Up At My House
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This Is What’s Happening Before You Show Up At My House

It’s a joke, but not really. I invited you over not for the cheery conversation bubble you’ll pull me into or because your presence will undoubtedly fill our humble home with good spirit. No, you got that precious invite because having guests over is the kick-in-the-butt I need to clean […]

The Best Of Both Worlds
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The Best Of Both Worlds

It’s often described as a tightrope but that’s not terribly accurate; there is no risk of falling off either side. This period of life, the immeasurable, undefinable, delicate space between childhood and young adulthood, is more akin to finding yourself in the middle of a meadow. It can be peaceful […]

The Safety of Math (But How I’m Scared I’ve Made My Final School Lunches This Morning)
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The Safety of Math (But How I’m Scared I’ve Made My Final School Lunches This Morning)

Last year, a friend asked me about traveling to Europe. She had never been and desperately wanted to go, but was understandably frightened after bombings and shoot-ups in train stations and concert halls respectively. I turned to math, as I’m wont to do, and made the sensible case that the […]

Practicing The Parenting Self-Care I Preach
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Practicing The Parenting Self-Care I Preach

We’re instructed to do it every time we fly. In the unlikely event cabin pressure is lost in flight, affix your own oxygen masks before assisting others. The benefits of this are obvious but not something we parents would naturally do first, not without the stern yet friendly reminder while […]

4 hours and 230 miles of driving for 22 minutes of Grace
Big Guy Car Guy

4 hours and 230 miles of driving for 22 minutes of Grace

I knew that, as part of a multi-band radio station concert, she wouldn’t perform a long set but still I patiently waited for Let It Show tickets to drop, drop, drop in price to a more than reasonable $13 each on SeatGeek, and then surprised the girls with a semi-spontaneous […]

I’m Dreaming Of A Decent America, Just Like The One I Used To Know
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I’m Dreaming Of A Decent America, Just Like The One I Used To Know

Thank you Amnesty International USA for sponsoring this post. A few nights ago, while dreaming of a relaxing winter weekend spent decorating the majestic 8-foot Douglas fir you and your kids thoughtfully selected then tied to the roof of your car and crossed-fingers it would still be up there by […]

I Am My Father’s Son (or A Quiet Demonstration of a Dad’s Love Told Through Hockey Scores and Newspaper Ink Before The Sun Would Rise on a Tuesday)
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I Am My Father’s Son (or A Quiet Demonstration of a Dad’s Love Told Through Hockey Scores and Newspaper Ink Before The Sun Would Rise on a Tuesday)

I crashed at my parents’ place earlier this week so that I could drive my dad and mom down to Philly for his pre-dawn appointment. Unrelated, the Red Wings had recently won two games on the bounce while out in western Canada. My dad knew this, he knew that they […]

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