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My Wife Just Said… #311

Posted by on April 10th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Birthdays are tricky. As kids, we uniformly look forward to them because they represent a number of positive things that make us feel good. Sure, there’s drama associated along the way (lack of invitations, not getting what you wanted, etc.) but the general feeling is pretty positive. As you get older, birthdays can take on […]

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The Five-Year-Old And A New Heart

Posted by on March 9th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

You don’t need to have kids to know what it means to save a life. But watching the possibility of this boy’s life being saved? It’s almost incomprehensibly precious. Get your tissues ready. Meet Ari. After waiting 211 days for a new heart t Boston Children’s Hospital, the call came. The sacrifice necessary to make […]

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The Antidote

Posted by on June 28th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

One of the hardest parts about being human is our inability to travel forward or backward in time on a whim, to gain instant perspective. We can look at our day or our month. We can look through the telescope of our mind at these moments scattered about us, but how does time affect our […]

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Morning Swell

Posted by on January 12th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Jan 8, 2016 at 11:51am PST For distinct periods of time as a boy, I can remember my father waking up before dawn, and sometimes his very presence would urge me out of bed. I don’t exactly remember why I knew I had to wake up, or […]

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Inside Out With Only The Out

Posted by on January 7th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I haven’t seen Inside Out yet. I know, what kind of a Pixar fanboy am I if I can’t even get my butt to a screen or a theater or a phone to watch a Disney Pixar film about something that I am intimately involved with: total lack of control over my emotional state. Kidding. […]

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Deaf Man Finds Out Wife Is Pregnant

Posted by on December 31st, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

Okay, so first off, the title of this post is kind of ridiculous. Why would a man and his ability to hear have any bearing with how he reacts to learning he’s going to be a father? But this is different. Deaf husband finds out wife is pregnantDisturb RealityOriginal: https://youtu.be/lMqjpnre0U8 Posted by Disturb Reality on […]

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My Wife Just Said… #244

Posted by on December 21st, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Just saw the new Star Wars. I cried. But that’s not a spoiler because it happened on the opening credits.” –Avara   Pressure can be a unpredictable thing. You can get so hyped up, and anxious that things take on new levels of meaning. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (yes, yet another post about the damn […]

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Flowers & Guns

Posted by on November 18th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

In the past week, we’ve seen conversation vary in color, pitch and tone. Humanity has learned, once again, what it means to mourn online. There’s a brackish tide of emotions washing over all of us from all sides. The seas smack against the rocks. Hate spreads and burns us up. Sadness blankets our thoughts. But […]

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The Sweet Gasping Breaths of Life (3 Amazing Videos)

Posted by on May 14th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

I like to think I study parenting. Not with books or articles or words and such—the back-and-forth flicking of the eyeballs thingy interferes too much with my naturally vacant stare. No, I study parenting through experience and observation, and from hearing war stories of wrangling the little mini humans into full-sized ones. I’m interested in it […]

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Finding Yourself

Posted by on April 21st, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

When you have a child there is a unique, physical connection that is almost impossible to put into words. Whether you’ve even met your baby or not, it’s there. In the air. In the ether. Somehow we feel it. And they feel us. But just how much? Though this video is an ad, it’s got […]

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