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Faces in the Crowd

Every morning I drop my two sons off at elementary school and as we walk and talk about the day ahead, I often scan the faces … [Read More...]

In Praise of…Barry Louis Polisar

A runaway dog. A vomiting little brother. A voracious dinosaur who munches on metal. What kid wouldn’t love to hear catchy, … [Read More...]

A Sentimental Journey

I can be a sentimental and emotional guy. A dramatic movie might produce tears. A thoughtful and touching card from my wife … [Read More...]

The End of Full Service Parenting

From the moment out children arrive in the world, we, the parents, are on the clock. There is no need that is unmet, no want … [Read More...]

The Age of Flatulence

My kids are “fart jokes” years old. You know the age — everything is “poopy” this and “pee pee” that with a little bit of … [Read More...]

Balls and Nuts

It’s happened. My 7-year-old has discovered — with the help of some other boys on the school playground, probably — some of … [Read More...]

The Trickle Down Effect of Gun Violence

“Daddy, I don’t want to go to high school.” That’s what my 7-year-old told me the other day after one of our many … [Read More...]

Help for the Parkland Victims

My heart hurts for the people affected by last week's tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. … [Read More...]

Dads Are Like Moms

The other day a family member made a comment that got me thinking. She said, “You do so much at home and for your kids, … [Read More...]

The Christmas Lists

Three months ago my kids started working on their Christmas lists. Three months ago! That means that for 12 weeks my wife and … [Read More...]