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

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 […]

A Different Kind of Father’s Day Gift Guide
Parenting Blog

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 […]

Painting en plaine air in Norwich
Travel

Two Days in Norwich

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 […]

Helpless
Parenting Blog

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 […]

World Premiere Video: Gustafer Yellowgold “Ellen Lemon”
Gustafer Yellowgold / OWTK Kindie Music News

World Premiere Video: Gustafer Yellowgold “Ellen Lemon”

Here’s to those with whom we could talk for hours, who bring us raisin cookies with the raisins taken out, who are awake beyond their age, who amaze us, who are the autumn to our spring; here’s to those with whom we can sit in total silence for an entire […]

Sports

Two Spartans on the Acela to D.C. During March Madness

The quiet car was dimly lit and silent, as advertised. Some chose to sleep. I regret now that I did not follow suit but the Camp Cope records that’ve been in heavy rotation for over a month would never be prescribed as a cure for insomnia. So the concert played […]

The Case For Burying A Head in Sand
Parenting Blog / Politics

The Case For Burying A Head in Sand

They are winning. The floodgates were opened and were systematically dismantled, piece by piece, with haste, in the cold light of day, for all to see. “Here we are, taking it all apart” Some wore hats and cheered. Others wore a scowl and held up posters. Most watched Netflix and […]

Last Week’s Lucy Dacus Concert
OWTK Not Kids Music / Philly

Last Week’s Lucy Dacus Concert

“Night Shift” is a slow burn; it’s a wick set alight; it begins as a gentle midnight stroll before reaching the boiling point of a cobblestoned city. There is some distance needing to be traveled before the heat can be felt on our faces, before sweat forms in the palms […]

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