How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad


This is our video section. One of us, who shall remain nameless, still has VHS tapes lying around. They should be teased. In the meantime, watch our homemade videos in this section.

Our ALS Ice Bucket + Mentos & Diet Coke Challenge

Posted by on August 29th, 2014, under VIDEOTAPE

Of course we had to do it. Aside from being nominated several bazillion times, the ALS ice bucket challenge has evolved explosively into a cultural and global phenomenon that we’ve been delighted to witness. From celebrities to the people next door, there have been so many inspiring, clever, and not so clever or inspiring (yikes) […]

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5 Years Ago This Very Minute…

Posted by on February 5th, 2014, under VIDEOTAPE

I found out we were having our first baby five years ago to this very minute. Rather than tell you about it, why don’t I show you… I was at a staged reading of a friend’s script. We finished up and I felt this urgency from my wife, Avara. It was an energy like I […]

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The Endgames

Posted by on January 28th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS, VIDEOTAPE

Everything adds up to helping people. Helping people and love. All else is a game to get to those two endgames, my sons. Watching you feed Arden for the first time, I don’t even have words for how this feels, Finney my boy. What I’m Listening To: Follow my journal for my sons here. Follow […]

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Our Baby Hiccups

Posted by on October 17th, 2013, under VIDEOTAPE

My wife texted (cause that’s a word, right?) me this video from home yesterday. It all becomes so much more real when you see the heartbeat or watch them move. My little boy is bouncing around in there somewhere. He’s growing and developing. Most of the ultrasounds have had ample placenta covering his face, but […]

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The Year My Father Stayed Home with Me

Posted by on October 2nd, 2013, under VIDEOTAPE

This video was lost for about 15 years. I knew it existed but no matter how hard I searched, it seemed like I was imagining things. My father and I appeared on a local news program when I was a very young boy. Dad decided to leave behind his role as a radio DJ on […]

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Priceless Commercial: Clifford the Big Red Dog

Posted by on July 10th, 2013, under VIDEOTAPE

Despite all the Japanese-monster-movie-like damage he must do, for the little girl that owns him, he’s priceless. Kinda makes you think, doesn’t it? Just how big are Clifford’s doggie ‘biscuits’ anyways? No seriously. The guy is HUGE. And, remember when he grew so big at first in their apartment building—so his head and tail were […]

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Happy Auld Lang Birthday, Charlie!

Posted by on May 6th, 2013, under VIDEOTAPE

For my cyborg genius partner, Charlie, a little Birthday sing along Andy-Herald-style this weekend with a festival crowd of writer friends at the Mom 2.0 Summit. Happy Birthday, Charlie! -Andy  

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Our #HondaDads Road Trip! (Video)

Posted by on April 5th, 2013, under VIDEOTAPE

We did it. Almost 2000 miles. Over 30 hours of driving. 8 hours of footage. We’ve finally finished our video journal of the magic and majesty captured on the drive from Los Angeles to the Dad 2.0 Summit in Houston, Texas. Enjoy! Watch the extended director’s cut: THE BEST VERSION EVER! Subscribe to our YouTube […]

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How Do We Do It?

Posted by on March 19th, 2013, under VIDEOTAPE

People often ask us about our creative process. Questions like: “Are you as annoying in real life as you are in person?” “Do you involve hand-to-hand combat in your decision-making?” “Who really writes this stuff?” Well, the answer to all of those questions is, ultimately, “42” and “sometimes.” But, for the first time ever, we’re […]

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How I Stroll, Journal #1

Posted by on December 19th, 2012, under VIDEOTAPE

I’ve snapped so many photos and recorded hours and hours of video capturing Finn in various states of movement. He and I have always been a pair of adventurers together. Whether on walks braving the urban landscape or hiking deep into the arms of giant Redwoods, we enjoy getting some space. Here’s the first installment […]

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