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The Magic of (Rudolph’s) Pork Rinds

Since I was diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity, crispy pillows of pigskin goodness have become my go-to salty … [Read More...]


Goggle Men Invade Earth

My son created the Goggle Men characters while playing with his Legos. He's 4. He ripped the body off of a Lego Man and … [Read More...]

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A Late August Letter from Michigan

In late August, the temperature has been pushing into the mid-80s (see footnote 1) with humidity to match. Nonetheless, it’s … [Read More...]


Back to School: Getting Back My Me Time

Not too long ago, I wrote about how everyone, including the kids, could use a break at this point. The summer has not been … [Read More...]


A Little Weirdness is Good

“People are strange,” said Jim Morrison, “when you’re a stranger.” As much as I love the Doors, I don’t doubt that if a drug … [Read More...]

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Dear Eitan: Be A Man

Dear Eitan, It's been a little while since I've written to you. We've all been busy, you and your mom and me, between work … [Read More...]


Married to a Survivor

I'm married to a survivor. On December 9, 2013, my wife had a stroke. I was at work, and my next class was about to start … [Read More...]

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Is Suicide an Answer When Your Alzheimer’s is too Much?

At 56, I have 35 years of adulthood behind me, and perhaps, another 30 years in front of me. An inevitable consequence of my … [Read More...]

It's not always about what you learn in the class room

22 Things More Important Than Coloring in Circles

I'm a big fan of life experiences.  I think a kid can learn infinitely more experiencing the world than being cooped up at a … [Read More...]


Neither Superheroes nor Gods: Dads are Dads

If you are a dad, and you are reading this, then raise your virtual hand if you have ever heard the following statement, or … [Read More...]

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The Gift of Reality Perspective

A few months ago, my family and I decided to go to Sunday Mass.  We have 5 kids (including a 14 month old), so going to … [Read More...]

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Training for Fatherhood

My parents were visiting at the beginning of the summer, and as I was rolling around on the floor with my boys, I rattled off … [Read More...]