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8 Things I Won’t Stop Doing As A Dad of Tween Daughters
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8 Things I Won’t Stop Doing As A Dad of Tween Daughters

I’m not going to insult parents of young children who say that the lack of sleep and the diaper years are difficult, they can be indeed, or try to convince anyone that toddler tantrums are a joyous experience, they’re absolutely not, but you’re not really in the weeds as a […]

Doing the Right Thing Is Complicated at 2:30 AM in a Las Vegas Hotel
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Doing the Right Thing Is Complicated at 2:30 AM in a Las Vegas Hotel

It was closing in on 2:30 AM and the farewell party that never did materialize was coming to its unremarkable conclusion. I walked out of the palatial 2-story spa villa with her and chose to use the short distance between suite and elevator as a hurried opportunity to say goodbye […]

Dear Kids, You Cannot Be Anything You Want
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Dear Kids, You Cannot Be Anything You Want

Kids, you may want to sit down for this. You too, mom and dad, although I trust, deep down, you already know what you’re about to read is true. Despite what everyone from your doting elementary school teachers to the encouraging dude at the barber shop has been telling you […]

The Broken Air Conditioner and the Back To School Routine Derailer + GIVEAWAY!
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The Broken Air Conditioner and the Back To School Routine Derailer + GIVEAWAY!

This post is sponsored by Pure Protein. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I’ve said it before but it remains a fact worth repeating, a flag I’ll proudly keep on waving: I’m not one of those back to school cheerleaders. Don’t get me wrong; I dig the shopping, the […]

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 […]

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