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A Monster in a Box: An Ireland Travel Horror Story
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A Monster in a Box: An Ireland Travel Horror Story

​ There was no way I’d ever do it. None. Zip. Zilch. Zero. I would never drive a car in Ireland because years earlier my favorite writer had done so, crashed on the impossibly narrow Irish country roads, suffered debilitating head injuries, and eventually took his own life once back […]

Not Saying Every Thing
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Not Saying Every Thing

Still learning how to be decent, how to hold back to make the future and present tense better so that nothing gets lost.

What Fear Looks Like
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What Fear Looks Like

You’ll have to forgive the lack of scenery and character development in this short anecdote, but years ago I was walking the hallways of a shopping mall with a man who had previously exhibited racist tendencies and was, in that moment, in the midst of making a racist remake of […]

Making The Case For The Summer Slide
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Making The Case For The Summer Slide

Remember when summer was all about games, puzzles, playing outdoors, being creative, staying up late, sleeping in, running through sprinklers, watching TV in the a/c, and making new friends in camp? Remember when summer was about childhood exploration, riding bikes, reading books for pleasure, trading baseball cards and enjoying a […]

Dads Share Their Kid’s First and Funniest Words
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Dads Share Their Kid’s First and Funniest Words

Confession time, I haven’t the foggiest idea what either of my daughters’ first words were. I’d like to think each kid blurted out a loud & proud “dada!” because, well, duh, but I’d only be guessing. “Emancipation”? “Hummus”? “Let’s Go Red Wings!”? Maaaaaaaybe, but no, probably not. Jimmy Fallon, the […]

Complicated Donuts And A Fat Boy
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Complicated Donuts And A Fat Boy

Donuts and I have a long, complicated history. Our story probably started before I can even remember. Maybe there was a happy, pudgy-faced young boy being driven to the local Dunkin’ Donuts on weekend mornings; his dad with the newspaper folded neatly under an arm, his mom with a cup […]

The Girl Scout Badge for Digital Citizenship
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The Girl Scout Badge for Digital Citizenship

The sands of time will continue to slip by but there’s comfort in knowing that much of parenting life remains the same. The hemline of our pants changes with every generation, but the decades and centuries do little to alter the basic marching order of any parent: keep our kids […]

Teaching My Daughters To Love Baseball
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Teaching My Daughters To Love Baseball

Every year around this time, I have some version of the same conversation as I try to get my daughters to love baseball. “3 strikes is an out” “A foul ball is a strike except if there’s already 2 strikes” “A runner can tag up and try to advance to […]

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