How to Be a Dad

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Travel the World in 3 Minutes

Posted by on February 23rd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

My childhood was filled with experiences that shaped my understanding of the world. As we traveled, the canvas of my life was stretched wider and more broadly. It’s hard to convince someone they should see more of the world when they’re comfortable where they are. More often than not, we’re just trying to overcome our […]

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Places I Want To Live: Treehouses in Sweden

Posted by on January 21st, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

I wanted to start a series about places I would love to live, or where I dream about one day settling down one day. Episode one, today, is in Sweden. It’s a really cool idea. I’ve always loved forests and the trees. Always. I may be part elf. I haven’t done the DNA test yet. […]

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That Time We Almost Didn’t Come Back

Posted by on July 10th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

They say the sea was where we started. And some of us yearn to go home. My father, when I was a boy, always talked about buying a boat, teaching us some knots and setting out toward the sunset. He would come back from a trip to the Caribbean and other glassy, warm waters, and […]

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My Witch Just Said… #218

Posted by on June 22nd, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“DIAGON ALLEY!!! I’m never coming home. Seriously, I almost cried when we entered.” –Avara   Courage. Compassion. Imagination. Friendship. Achievement. Books can help unlock these ideals in ways no amount of conversation or browbeating could ever hope to accomplish. We’re big storytellers at our house. As Finn got older, I felt an internal countdown to being […]

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6 Crazy Stages of Gambling on a Cruise

Posted by on March 31st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

The rad people at Carnival Cruise Lines paid my way and sent me on a voyage to the Caribbean last week, so I could showcase all the fun and frolic available at sea on their cruise line, but something unimaginably crazy happened… The cruise was very rad, food, fun, drinks, sun, blah blah blah, but […]

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My Wife Just Said… #205

Posted by on March 23rd, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Have a safe flight!” -Elizabeth   She says it every time I travel. Lots of peolpe do. It’s kind of just… what’s said. Like people saying “How’s it going.” as a sort of greeting without it really being an actual inquiry into how your day or life is going. It’s something that’s said to say […]

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Uber for Parents

Posted by on June 19th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

I can’t tell if technology is helping or hurting us. Hell, if Stephen Hawking is worried about the ability of a sentient technology to “design improvements to itself and outsmart us all” — then I’m frigging scared. Well, I think it’s high time we make technology our parenting bitch. Let’s start with transportation because it […]

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My Kid Just Called… #35

Posted by on December 10th, 2013, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Just come home, Dad. [not Daddy!] The cwock says 20:30. Come home now fwom yo twip. Okay good, see you soon, bye.” [Click] -Lucas (2013, 4.5 years old)   I was in Mississippi on the last day of a short work-caytion. I talked to the little lad multiple times each day, but he was still […]

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Atlas the Father

Posted by on September 12th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

I remember seeing a towering statue when I was traveling through Italy as a young boy. The marble man’s face looked so determined, forehead wrinkled from strain, and his eyes set upon some faraway place. I thought the giant globe perched between his powerful back and open hands would fall at any moment. I couldn’t […]

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Cleaning Up San Francisco…

Posted by on May 18th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Sometimes, you get invited to do things or go places and it reminds you what a different person you have become. How much more cleaned up you are… Clorox invited me to hang out with them at a truck on a street corner one day. I know that sounds dirty. It was the opposite of […]

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