How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Confession

My Top 25 Parental Confessions

Posted by on February 27th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Bless me child for I have sinned. It’s been your lifetime since my last confession and I feel like I need to come clean. I have lied to you, stolen your property and coveted your dinner, as well as your youth. I am your father, but I haven’t always been a parent. I used to […]

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Superman Doesn’t Exist

Posted by on July 29th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

I promised myself I wouldn’t write a post about the events in Aurora, Colorado. Many aspects of the shooting have been covered so eloquently and thoughtfully by others. And while I have things to say, they are probably better left to quiet conversations amongst friends. I went to the new Batman: Dark Knight Rises film […]

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The Parent Muse

Posted by on June 4th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Artists, writers and musicians have, since time immemorial, relied on the help of many muses. I consider myself newly-minted member of the parenting arts. A childrearing creative. Parenting performer. My wife has been that muse for a long time now, going on 12 years, but I have to admit that I now have a new […]

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I Admit It

Posted by on March 26th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

To say parenting isn’t easy is to describe cleaning up elephant dung as “slightly aerobic.” The hefty number of tasks we face on our To-Don’t list is a bit staggering but combined with the politics we navigate just being in a relationship (or as/more challenging, single parenting), it’s incredible that we don’t routinely fail more […]

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