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The Missing Spider Web

When we moved into our home in the summer of 2014, one of the first things our sons wanted to do was visit all the parks in … [Read More...]

The Great Escape

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I and our best friends had to do battle against zombies. A few months before that we had to … [Read More...]

How to Practice Safe Swimming

The stats are stark: Each day, about ten people lose their lives in an unintentional drowning. Out of those ten, two are … [Read More...]

The Explicit T-Shirt

Parents have a lot to worry about these days — cost of education, keeping kids safe and away from drugs and bad people and … [Read More...]

Blog Hijacked! Family Road Trip

It’s time to “drive” dad crazy! He’s up front driving the car on our first major family road trip during spring break and … [Read More...]

The “Q”: The Question of the Week

As a teacher, what are the nicest things your students to have said to you? About 15 years ago, I had a student who was very … [Read More...]

What Things can a Student do to Make a Teacher Feel Appreciated?

This Week's Question: Teachers, what things can a student do to make you feel appreciated? It’s not tough. Show up on time. … [Read More...]

The Dad Who Curses

I've been known to lay down a curse word or 7, usually bursting forth rapid-style, full of sound and fury, signifying my … [Read More...]

Why Do Teachers Like Times New Roman?

I’ve written a few answers for Quora. Here you go.  Why do my teachers expect essays to be typed in 12-point font in Times … [Read More...]

Dealing with the Death of the Family Pet

We first noticed something was wrong with our beloved cat around Christmas. Always feisty and rambunctious, he loved to eat … [Read More...]