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Haven Life and The Death Of One Of The Last Hold Outs Of The Modern DIY World
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Haven Life and The Death Of One Of The Last Hold Outs Of The Modern DIY World

Auto and home. Our thermostats and in-home lighting. 401(k) investments and everyday banking. Movies and TV. Even live sports! We are alive in a self-directed, DIY, on-demand, “give it to me right now, no, even quicker!” world. And, up until very recently, there’s been an old-school-but-not-in-a-rad-way hold out: life insurance. […]

6 Little Things That Make Being a Dad The Best Job Ever
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6 Little Things That Make Being a Dad The Best Job Ever

It would be easy for me to throw open the front door each weekday morning from mid-August to mid-June and send my daughters off to the bus stop with no more effort required than an honest smile and a gentle wave of my right hand. I don’t do this though, […]

The Incentive To Demystify Healthcare
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The Incentive To Demystify Healthcare

Every year something changed and so, every year we had to re-enroll and make brand new or validate prior choices regarding our healthcare coverage. I’d then spend the next 12 months fumbling through the differences between co-pay and deductible, max limits, preventative versus sick visits and dreading needing to go […]

How This Dad Found Common Ground and Formed Long Lasting Bonds With His Daughters
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How This Dad Found Common Ground and Formed Long Lasting Bonds With His Daughters

When they are tiny, wide-eyed, impressionable creatures we prop them up onto our bellies while we do, and bear witness to, the things we love most in life. In a flash, they are then in our arms while we read, on our shoulders while we cheer, and hand in hand […]

Date Night at the Steakhouse Inside Our House
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Date Night at the Steakhouse Inside Our House

It was an otherwise standard issue weeknight. The girls had unpacked their lunchboxes without reminder and plopped their water bottles into the fridge (with a gentle nudge — always needing a gentle nudge), then slid out their homework sheets and slid into their high-top stools at the kitchen island. I […]

Layers in Winter
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Layers in Winter

According to her, I was insane. That’s what I got back after I texted my wife to say that I’d brought only the new Russell fleece zip hoodie with me to Detroit. Insane, in her mind, because the forecast in the D called for highs in the 20s and up […]

Thank You, Dad
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Thank You, Dad

Sometimes my mom prints out my blog posts, the touching ones that mention or in some way involve her or my dad or my childhood in general. She’ll jack up the font and use up some of her valuable printer ink so that my dad can more easily read my […]

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