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Laughing Our Way Into The Teen Years

“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 […]

Hodgepodge Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things

Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things

The 19th Amendment celebrates its 100th in 2020! If still alive, we’d be singing happy 100th birthday to Charles Bukowski and Agatha Christie too, as well as to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise…if you fancy singing to a book. But wait, there’s more turning 100 in 2020! Including […]

Writing FUTURE

FUTURE

She was smearing globs of whipped sweet cream butter onto a raisin scone cut without fanfare into bite-sized pieces. A pair of crusty, acute triangular ends caked in crystallized sugars were all that remained. They are his favorite; he has a thing for finales. Yet he didn’t intervene in hers. […]

Travel Discover The Newest and Best National Park

Discover The Newest and Best National Park

So much more than pretty vistas, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is begging you to engage with it! There’s not a single road that winds through the newest National Park so you have to get out, stretch your legs and get inside New River George! Fish in and […]

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A Biggest Fear Soars To New Heights
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A Biggest Fear Soars To New Heights

This story is told in partnership with Responsival There were still hours left on the clock but the boxes had been unwrapped and the stockings emptied of their French vanilla lip balms, fireside scented-candles and fresh fruit. They were rehung by the chimney, with less care now but there they […]

Empowering Kids to Save, Spend & Invest in the Future They’re Writing for Themselves
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Empowering Kids to Save, Spend & Invest in the Future They’re Writing for Themselves

Thank you DiversyFund for sponsoring this post. It’s never too early to learn about investing for your future! Since they were wee bundles, too young to make any money at all and too young to understand the value of having it and the anxiety of being without, I have been […]

4 Tips for Starting On Your Own Entrepreneurial Journey with Block Advisors
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4 Tips for Starting On Your Own Entrepreneurial Journey with Block Advisors

Thank you Block Advisors by H&R Block for sponsoring this post. Nearly everyone I’ve ever talked to about my left-of-center career has been enthralled. I usually get responses along the lines of, “I wish I could do that,” or “I always wanted to be a writer,” or the classic, “You’re so […]

File Under: The Things Dads Will Do For Their Kids
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File Under: The Things Dads Will Do For Their Kids

Right, yeah, it’s not all dads, I know, but the ones I know, and me, we will stop short of just about nothing to do things for our kids, to make them smile, provide experiences that move them, and memories worth holding on to. My oldest, she of 17 (for […]

Outfitted for an Antartica Expedition or Everyday Fun on Your Home Continent with Dick’s Sporting Goods
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Outfitted for an Antartica Expedition or Everyday Fun on Your Home Continent with Dick’s Sporting Goods

Huge thanks to Dick’s for looping me into their Winter Apparel campaign. I received a gift card for attending a virtual event and to write this post but of course all opinions are honest and my own. A snowboard, skis, or a snow scooter would’ve been rad, of course, but […]

Looking back and trying to make some kind of sense of my own version of last year (a 2021 recap)
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Looking back and trying to make some kind of sense of my own version of last year (a 2021 recap)

I host the Dad 2.0 Podcast with the Summit’s co-founder Doug French. It’s fun and at times enlightening because each week, we speak with a creative person from the dad community, an expert, author, or just a kind human willing to give up about 90 minutes of their time to […]

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How To Introduce Kids To Your New Love After A Divorce

I made my debut on The Washington Post earlier this summer, with this story of how to introduce kids to your new love after a divorce. This is my story but I also spoke to a couple of experts to find out tips and tricks and strategies for children of […]

Are You A Sprinkle or a Jimmie?
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Are You A Sprinkle or a Jimmie?

I received compensation and coupons from Entenmann’s® to facilitate this blog post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s® My wife and I are from a part of the world were those tasty, often colorful adornments regularly found atop ice […]

Donut Forget Dad This Father’s Day — Enter The EntenMAN of the Year Contest
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Donut Forget Dad This Father’s Day — Enter The EntenMAN of the Year Contest

I have had a…complicated relationship with donuts over the bulk of my life. The bulkiest part of my life. Oh, I love donuts, I really really really do, but thankfully have gotten to the happy point where I can eat one without eating a box. It’s the small victories that […]

I Don’t Own An Owl Named Gruyère But Soon I’ll Own Run Raisin VRST Joggers
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I Don’t Own An Owl Named Gruyère But Soon I’ll Own Run Raisin VRST Joggers

I haven’t been asked to play it often but I am a fan of the break-the-ice party game Two Truths & A Lie. Recently, during a video conference meeting for a Dick’s Sporting Goods Father’s Day campaign (the blog post for which you are now reading, although it likely doesn’t […]

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