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Reporting in a Hurricane

There I was, 32 years old, sitting in a news satellite truck with two of my colleagues, feeling the large truck filled with … [Read More...]

Giving Back & Looking Ahead at Hurricanes

As I write this all eyes in my state, Florida, are keeping watch on Hurricane Irma, a nasty storm that experts say may bulk … [Read More...]

Fairness, in the Eyes of a 5-Year-Old

Inevitably, it happens. 7 and 5 will be playing and a conflict will arise. 7 will try to reason with 5 about why he’s correct … [Read More...]

A Monumental Conundrum

What should be done with the monuments to Confederate soldiers and warriors erected across the United States? In some … [Read More...]

After Charlottesville, Read this Book

I watched the events unfold in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend and I was sickened and saddened. But I was not … [Read More...]

I’m Middle-Aged

In about 5 weeks I will turn 45. 45??? How in the hell did I get to be 45? Wasn’t I just 25? I demand a recount. Maybe those … [Read More...]

Why My Kids Will Never Play Tackle Football

The steady drumbeat of negative news about head injuries in the NFL has reinforced my decision not to let my kids play tackle … [Read More...]

The Return of Summer

A few weeks ago my oldest, 7, asked me an important question: “Dad, why can’t you get one of those jobs where you have … [Read More...]

Little Time, Big Impact

As I left for work the other day, I had two large objects attached like Velcro to my legs. They were my children, 7 and 5, … [Read More...]

My Least Favorite Parenting Chore

Like every parent, I've dealt with a plethora of parenting challenges. I've changed diapers which contain the smell of a … [Read More...]