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Be Careful What You Wish For

I wasn’t deaf. But I was silently, and steadily, heading down that road. For several months, the hearing in my right ear was below par. Waaaaay below. If I was laying in bed, on my left side, with my left ear firmly pressed against my pillow, all was quiet. It […]

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Dad Bloggers Stick Together, So Let’s Help @TheDaddyYoDude

John Taylor aka TheDaddyYoDude is going to kick cancer’s ass. That’s a god damn fact. But it is bad (is it ever good?) and he, his wife, and his kids (ages 5 and 3) needs help with expenses, which are mounting every day. I donated my last freelance writing fee. […]

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Quick Thoughts: What We Want As Adults (Or Why Does Anyone Read Depressing Books?)

OWTK’s West Coast Gaming Correspondent Cooper McHatton has published a thought provoking post over on his own website on the subjects of reading, escapism, and what it means to grow up from a media consumption standpoint. He has framed the conversation around the depressing books he – and most every […]

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Watch This: T-Mobile Happy Holidays Flash Mob Video

Maybe, maybe something like this could get me back into a shopping mall. Do yourself a favor today or tomorrow: Carve out 3 1/2 minutes of your busy, Christmas shopping weekend and watch this elaborate & exuberant Happy Holidays greeting – singing/dancing flash mob style – from T-Mobile. It might […]

Over These Cookies I Shed A Tiny Tear
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Over These Cookies I Shed A Tiny Tear

If you’re a sane individual, as I reckon you are, this is probably going to sound way loopy. Two nights ago while falling asleep I found myself getting a bit choked up.  It wasn’t about my children finally figuring out that I’m nothing special or my wife realizing her marital […]

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Happy Memorial Day!

Enjoy your burgers, corn, cold beverages and sparkles today! And if you see an active or retired military fella or gal at the store and you’ve got the chance and the coin to pick up their coffee, morning paper or lunch. Do it. Readeez presents “The Star Spangled Banner” from […]

Quick Thoughts: Sex in Cougar Town
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Quick Thoughts: Sex in Cougar Town

Brandon Davies, starting forward for the #3 ranked BYU Cougar basketball team, was dismissed from the squad this week for breaking the school’s honor code (note: the lofty ranking will be short-lived as BYU got trampled by New Mexico last night in the team’s 1st game without it’s leading rebounder). […]

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Coming Soon

Has it really been a week? I’ll make it up to you over the next 7 days! A lot of good stuff coming soon on OWTK: A recap of The Grammy experience in L.A. A rundown of NYC Toy Fair ’11 A new iPhone app review A new kindie CD […]

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