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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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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 […]

No One Plans To Die in Ipswich
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No One Plans To Die in Ipswich

Beneath a field of blue, I cut through farmlands; I was a warm knife slicing through the butter that the bevy of cows flanking the straightaway indicate may very well be produced here. It was a Tuesday in autumn on England’s stubby southeastern toe. The next football ground was maybe […]

Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Day in Naples Italy
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Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Day in Naples Italy

So the cabin door slammed behind us. It was midday, it was fine. We collapsed onto our respective beds, me a king in the air in front of the 46″ flat screen embedded into the wall; her a twin trundle on the floor by the balcony facing Italian islands our […]

The Shore Path
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The Shore Path

I walked away. I’ve been doing this more often of late. Leaving my family on a park bench in Bar Harbor’s bucolic Village Green,¬†with ice cream cones in hand, I set off down Albert Meadow in search of two scoops of private tranquility, away from the sound of other people’s […]

Dynamic Water (Life Lessons From Whitewater Rafting Down The Arkansas River in Colorado)
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Dynamic Water (Life Lessons From Whitewater Rafting Down The Arkansas River in Colorado)

There was little separating the early summer sun and us. Helmets, short sleeve wet suits that would absolutely kill in a comedy sketch back on dry land, tattered orange life vests that’ve been through a few wars at sea, and a lathering of spf 50 that should’ve really been reapplied […]

What It Feels Like To Swim with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida
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What It Feels Like To Swim with Manatees in Crystal River, Florida

There I was, at 6:45 on a balmy Wednesday morning in mid-July, not quite ‘up and at ’em’, squeezing myself into a thick wet suit, 5mm for better buoyancy to make a passive swim with manatees more of a reality; second skin if I were a walrus. My private manatee […]

Just let go of the cruel effects of salt water on nuts and bolts
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Just let go of the cruel effects of salt water on nuts and bolts

The first thing you notice, after alternating between frigid blasts of conditioned air in the main lobby and elevator vestibule, and stumbling around with foggy glasses courtesy of a courtyard flooded with sunlight and humidity, and outdoor motel-style hallways connecting the guest rooms, is the view; a cool million if […]

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