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What Dads Are Writing

I gave hasty notice at a restaurant I worked at once. The owner, a prickish and pretentious chef, asked me why I was leaving. … [Read More...]


Permanent Alterations (Unplanned Pregnancy Part 6)

I am worried the woman I married is gone. A few weeks ago she made a point of saying goodbye to the kids as she went to … [Read More...]


The Green Ball of Gratitude

I was going to do a lot of other stuff today.   I had great plans, long meaningful lists, spellbinding, heartfelt stories.  … [Read More...]

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A Dad’s Three Genie Wishes

Parenting has made me soft. Tearing up at Pampers commercials soft. I’m getting better now that our second kid is older … [Read More...]

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8 Things to do Instead of Easter

With the Easter holiday just days away, like Sunday, everyone is scrambling to make reservations and prepare for family … [Read More...]


The Fat Albert Lesson: Helping Families Teach Non-Violent Resolution and Foster Self-Esteem

The Fat Albert cartoon was aired on TV a little before my time. I never got to enjoy new episodes as they aired. I have been … [Read More...]


Why Our Church Matters To Us

This Sunday is Easter, arguably the most important religious holiday of the year for Christians. Many of us will put our on … [Read More...]

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The Upside of Chainsawing

Far back in the woods, our home was the first in a new subdivision. Newly moved in, the nearest cross streets were one mile … [Read More...]


Of Taste and Family: Taste of Chelmsford

Recently I wrote about a fundraising event in my town called Taste of Chelmsford. Below are some of the pictures from this … [Read More...]

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Rape, and the Date-Safe Project; an interview with Mike Domitrz

Rape is a crime of violence. It is a crime of subjugation and dehumanization. In rape, sex is a tool used to humiliate and … [Read More...]

Salt Water Painting

Salt Water Painting

Salt water painting is a fun and inexpensive way to be creative and learn a little science at the same time. As you complete … [Read More...]


Shouting Cancer in a Crowded Room

One Friday night, my 9-year-old son Noah and I were picking up Thai food when something on the counter caught his eye. It was … [Read More...]