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On Finally Feeling Like A Good Dad
Parenting Blog

On Finally Feeling Like A Good Dad

Our TV is almost never on. It sits upon a recently stained Ikea buffet, angled slightly and extending a thumb’s length off the edge. It’s a 42″ semi-reflective black mirror for 23 1/2 hours a day, on average. When the television is on, it’s the manicured green grass of European […]

The Kia Niro Drives Me To Happiness
Big Guy Car Guy / Sports

The Kia Niro Drives Me To Happiness

I’ve been on this earth for nearly 500 months. I’ve seen more sport, live and in person, in May 2017 than any single month in my life. I did it all in the fuel efficient comfort of my charming, sporty, hybrid beauty, cherry red Kia Niro. The Kia Niro drives […]

The Final Pilgrimage
Sports

The Final Pilgrimage

Attempts to equate sports with religion never fail to sound trite at best, blasphemous at worst. And yet here I am, about to describe for you my final pilgrimage to a place of concrete and metal, a place constructed with unsavory angular exterior walls and sharp points jutting out into […]

Watching the World Series With My Dad
Parenting Blog / Sports

Watching the World Series With My Dad

I’d already texted my mom and dad to let them get some sleep knowing I was on the ground safely  (a tradition of parent/child communication I adhere to vehemently), now ESPN Radio played me the final outs from Wrigley as I drove home from the airport. Nothing but called strikes […]

Hinky Pinks On The Long Drive Home
Parenting Blog

Hinky Pinks On The Long Drive Home

We drove out to Detroit this past weekend to run the Hockeytown 5K, traveling roughly 1100 miles in our Kia Sportage to run/walk 3.1 on the streets along the Detroit River and atop the ice of Joe Louis Arena. Yes, I fully realize how nuts that sounds. But we weren’t […]

A Priceless But Unexpected Copa America Centenario Final
Sports

A Priceless But Unexpected Copa America Centenario Final

It was tired, tenacious and, at times, tedious but it was priceless too even though I may have watched the greatest football player’s final match for his country. When Mastercard so kindly invited me up to MetLife Stadium for the Priceless experience of watching the Copa America Centenario Final between […]

Rebuilding Our Backyard of Fun Together
Parenting Blog

Rebuilding Our Backyard of Fun Together

Before we bought our first house, we looked at one house, this house. One of the reasons we bought the very first house we looked at some 13 years ago was its massive fenced-in backyard. We were still years away from becoming parents but it didn’t take too much in […]

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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