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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My Wife Just Said… #294

Posted by on December 5th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Kids make sleep an endangered species. My kids are particularly antipathetic toward my sleep schedule because no matter how late they go to bed, they wake up at the same hour. WHAT THE HELL. THAT’S NOT HOW THIS WORKS, KIDS. But you’d never expect the fallout of having children to include everything they own ALSO […]

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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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My Wife Just Said… #292

Posted by on November 21st, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

The extremes of parenting vary wildly. Some days you are so tired you can’t open your eyes, a bottle, a jar or DVD boxset of Star Wars so you can just get a minute in peace on the couch. Others, you’re hyper-aware. Your finely tuned parent senses are on overdrive and set to 11. Every […]

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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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The Rogue Ones

Posted by on November 11th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Thank you to Verizon for giving me the opportunity to geek out over Star Wars. Though this is a paid partnership, I would’ve been writing about it regardless because that’s just how big of a nerd I am. I am seriously just this excited about it. If you’re a Star Wars fan like me, you’ve […]

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