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My Wife Just Said… #317

Posted by on May 22nd, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

We’ve been hearing about the Hamilton musical for a while but once my wife and eldest son, Finn, saw the play in New York back in January, it hasn’t been turned off in our house. Sure, there are some intense themes and curse words, but there’s so much my son loves about the play. He […]

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The Dark Crystal is Back???

Posted by on May 18th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

Our childhoods are filled with moments of fear and exhilaration in the form of movies. My dad was particularly cavalier about showing me films above my pay grade. They still remain burned into my psyche and for all I know, they influence my decisions as an adult. Example: I’m not a big fan of swimming […]

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Sea Inside

Posted by on May 16th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on May 12, 2017 at 4:47pm PDT Dear Boys, There’s an ancient Icelandic word I recently learned, “innsæi.” It has multiple meanings. It can mean “the sea within,” which pertains to the inner world we experience, ever-changing. It centers around that current of intuition inside all of us. […]

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When A 3-Year-Old Knows More Than Most Adults

Posted by on May 12th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

It’s no secret kids say and do the darnedest things. But sometimes they end up teaching us more than we could’ve imagined. This little girl knows more than I do about cars, at this point. I’m sure of it. I would pay many cookies if she could help figure out the leak under my car. […]

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Local Zoo Markets Memes!

Posted by on May 10th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

What happens when you combine internet memes with marketing a local zoo in Miami? This insanity below happens, that’s what. Imagine every meme or viral idea ever concocted on the internet becoming a 30-second tv commercial with zoo animals as far as the eye can see. I don’t even know where to start with this. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #315

Posted by on May 8th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

We are trying literally everything to potty train my three-year-old. We’ve heard from many other parents on the subject about their mysterious black magic ways of getting their kids to evacuate their bowels into a water whirlpool pot. Alas, my older son has started weighing in on the subject (as quoted above). I’m not sure […]

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Star Wars All Stars

Posted by on May 4th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

Here’s something you definitely haven’t heard today: MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU! Well, that and this cover of Smashmouth’s hit song “All Star” as sung by our favorite Star Wars characters. If you’d told me as a Star-Wars-obsessed young boy that one day my favorite films would be recut as one of the worst […]

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Jimmy Kimmel Is All Of Us

Posted by on May 2nd, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

A parent’s worst nightmare can be accurately summarized as: a horrible fate befalling their children. No matter who you are, what your station in life or where you live, these moments change you. A smart, attentive nurse spotted an issue with Jimmy Kimmel’s newborn son and his account of this moment is so profoundly fatherhood, […]

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The Dream of Every Parent

Posted by on April 28th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

If you are suffering from the following symptoms, please watch this video: -Feeling Unappreciated -Tired of Being A Parent -Had Enough of Your Kids -Need Some Onions Chopped -Looking For Your Feels -Etc. This is my most self-centered goal as a parent: For one of my kids to look at me like this baby looks […]

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The Zen of Family Camping

Posted by on April 26th, 2017, under NOTEBOOK

A post shared by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Apr 25, 2017 at 5:10pm PDT Last weekend, we ejected out of the urban sprawl and divebombed headlong into nature. It was our first time camping as a whole family. Last year, I took Finn on his first mountain adventure, just the two of us. But it […]

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