Twice a year they meet with us, many of us, in 20-minute increments, stacked like six-packs of 4×4 In-n-Out Burgers (Protein Style, natch.) In hallways we wait, we sit and we stand and we sit again, restless, we check our phones, we look at the walls and pretend to be […]
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The same guy has transformed me twice. And I barely know him. Whit Honea’s work on his own blog, Honea Express, as well as for the online magazines with enough sense to employ him, have long made me try harder with my own storytelling. His poetic flair for deep imagery […]
In a vacuum, the notion that we dads and moms and other parties involved in the childhood business will positively impact the world simply by placing more decent, kind, confident, strong, and loving girls into it is a fallacy. A utopian dream. A marketing ploy. A wish upon a star. […]
I wrote and published this story about a young woman walking her dog, female body image, wet hair, and a wish for my own daughters on The Huffington Post the day before my sweet orange tabby cat went missing. If there is any karma in this world, this same woman […]
I had been moved to tears on five separate occasions, and we were only 90 minutes into the 2-day conference. This was going to be one looooong-ass weekend. Deep, primal emotions were stirred in my (shrinking, but still large) 6’ 4” frame from the jump, without a single moment to […]
Over on Cooper and Kid’s Catch E-Zine today I discuss my torrid and teary-eyed love affair with NBC’s Parenthood. Sure, it took listening to Jim Higley chat with the show’s executive producer/creator/writer/show-runner Jason Katims during the Dad 2.0 Summit a couple of weekends ago, but I am hand and hand […]