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“So you’re telling me, that if you saw Adolf Hilter walking down the street, you wouldn’t kill him?” “Well that’s not what I was saying. But sure, let’s talk about this…entirely new topic”. My fourteen year old daughter has had a quick wit that belied her age since I was […]

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A marketplace of the human body in Nassau Bahamas

A colorful flyer for a twerking competition, pink neon script on black gloss, was taped to the window of a restaurant in Pompey Square in Nassau Bahamas. A lone pair dined alfresco. The waitress sat on a high top chair, slumped over behind the hostess stand in the shade beneath […]

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That Wasn’t The Plan At All

It was delivered to our driveway in mid-April so that it might carry us to South Carolina for a spring break visit to the new home of my oldest brother and then, a few days later, to Philadelphia for a pre-Easter romp through a Marvel superheroes exhibit at the Franklin […]

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A marketplace of the human body in Nassau Bahamas
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A marketplace of the human body in Nassau Bahamas

A colorful flyer for a twerking competition, pink neon script on black gloss, was taped to the window of a restaurant in Pompey Square in Nassau Bahamas. A lone pair dined alfresco. The waitress sat on a high top chair, slumped over behind the hostess stand in the shade beneath […]

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That Wasn’t The Plan At All

It was delivered to our driveway in mid-April so that it might carry us to South Carolina for a spring break visit to the new home of my oldest brother and then, a few days later, to Philadelphia for a pre-Easter romp through a Marvel superheroes exhibit at the Franklin […]

Finding Your Next Affordable Family Vacation Destination Is Easy
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Finding Your Next Affordable Family Vacation Destination Is Easy

Easy because I’m here to help! Check out my list of 40 — FORTY! — affordable family vacation destinations in the U.S. and why each is worthy of a visit. Each destination provides extreme value for families through fairly priced hotels, free museums, complimentary nature worth spending days upon days […]

How to Travel the World as a Vegetarian
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How to Travel the World as a Vegetarian

Whale in Norway, frog legs at sea, and a parade of red meat across the American heartland; menus are a minefield when traveling the world as a vegetarian. But just as there are bastions of blue in a sea of red, there are plants sprouting up in U.S. cow pastures. […]

Handing my teenager over to the world by investing in childhood
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Handing my teenager over to the world by investing in childhood

When my wife and I first became parents and decided we would be investing in childhood above all else by pouring disposable income into experiences instead of accumulating more and more stuff and, controversial in some circles, in place of saving for college. When we become parents, we dreamed of […]

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A Different Kind of Father’s Day Gift Guide

I love music, reading, soccer, fatherhood, craft root beer, and a really great smelling bar of soap. I also love walking for days without my feet hurting, seeing (and fine, talking to) my cats when I travel, keeping my car clean on road trips and while I Lyft, and making […]

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You don’t know anything about Norwich; you don’t know where Norwich is or what’s there worth seeing. Norwich isn’t London but it’s not far from the capital, at least not in an American road trip sense of the relative word ‘far’; about 100 miles north-northeast as the crow flies. Norwich […]

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Helpless

When sung by Angelica Schuyler, the word possesses a seductive warmth. Helpless, yes; his eyes how they leave her so. The view from 10,000 feet is one of a great run. We have had such good fortune. Yeah, there was the weeks of PT after the ankle thing and the […]

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