How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

BB-8 Takes Manhattan

Posted by on December 7th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

There’s nothing my nerd-heart loves more than seeing fantasy and fiction come to life in… real life. It’s what our imaginations were made for. All our play as kids, every time we imagined something fantastic happening to us — those moments were our minds calling out for something magic in our everyday. Star Wars is […]

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Nerf Wars: Revenge of the Husband

Posted by on December 1st, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Listen, my wife and I have a funny, and to those on the outside, odd relationship sometimes. We do things that annoy each other on purpose. We sometimes wrestle around in bed. We make sounds or voices that grate on our respective last nerves. This woman? Well, she’s a saint for putting up with this […]

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Slowmotion Baby Crying Is What Your Day Needs

Posted by on November 29th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Reentering the atmosphere of non-holiday life is pretty brutal. We came, we ate, we fell asleep on the couch. But now it’s back to work for a bit before the next holiday comes, centering around eating and sleeping (all of them). So, you can imagine my reaction returning to work. And waking up to take […]

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Epic Target Black Friday Pep Talk

Posted by on November 25th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

I know people in the US are a bit divided over Black Friday. Some are opting outside, while others still camp out overnight for the best deals. Meanwhile, other stores are starting ON Thanksgiving. So, it can be a confusing time for many Americans, especially for those bent on massive overconsumption and an obsession with […]

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Dad Hits The Gym(nastics)

Posted by on November 23rd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Nothing says holiday gorging fun like trying to mimic your kids’ gymnastic skill as an adult. This dad is top shelf rad, trying to copy his daughter’s gymnastic routines and practice. A huge component of fatherhood is attempting the impossible and having a good attitude in the attempt. Love this. Should we make this a […]

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Metallica + The Roots + Classroom Instruments = YES

Posted by on November 17th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I grew up with Metallica serving as a symbol for San Francisco. I knew James Hetfield was born there, like I was. And almost 20 years ago I went to the taping of their live album with the San Francisco symphony. My entry point to their music was definitely the Black album, but that opened […]

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The Coolest Museum Ever

Posted by on November 15th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I want my kids to love and admire art. It’s an important mission of mine as a father because art teaches us so much about ourselves and the world. In that effort, I’ve tried to expose my boys to as many kinds of art as I can. Sometimes these trips impinge and sometimes my kids […]

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Say Goodnight

Posted by on November 9th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

I don’t feel like being funny or clever or inspirational or right or wrong or angry or sad or political or fatherly or parental or protective or judgmental. Donald Trump is a joke. But it’s never been funny. Sorry, America. I’m tired. I’m going to pick my kids up from school. I’m going sit with […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Candy Trading

Posted by on November 1st, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Everyone’s tastes are unique when it comes to Halloween candy. Nevertheless, there is a candy stock exchange/currency system at work every year. I often, like this video describes, pretended to be in the sour candy zone in an effort to trade up for more chocolate, but that never really worked out for me. As kids, […]

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Stranger Things + Peanuts = YES

Posted by on October 28th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I know, I know. I don’t like it when Christmas encroaches on Halloween anymore than you do. But this is important, nay, NECESSARY viewing! On a scale of 1 to 10, this video is an ELEVEN. See what I did there? I have been watching the Peanuts Christmas special since I was a wee lad […]

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