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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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Say Goodnight

Posted by on November 9th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

I don’t feel like being funny or clever or inspirational or right or wrong or angry or sad or political or fatherly or parental or protective or judgmental. Donald Trump is a joke. But it’s never been funny. Sorry, America. I’m tired. I’m going to pick my kids up from school. I’m going sit with […]

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Always With You

Posted by on October 20th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

INT. BEDROOM – NIGHT FINN is lying in a bottom bunk, the faint glow of a nightlight on his face. His brother is already asleep in an adjacent crib. His father approaches to give him a kiss and a hug goodnight. Finn clasps his hands around his father’s neck, unremitting. FINN Don’t go. Finn stares […]

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Seven

Posted by on October 6th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

My son turned seven yesterday and I don’t know exactly why but I’m feeling this birthday more intensely. Maybe it’s the fact that he’s grown to more than half my size or that he’s the age when my life dramatically changed, but there’s something unique about this year of his life. I’ve been capturing my […]

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Recognizing Your Parents…

Posted by on September 30th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Arden, I've had this beard for 99.9999% of your little life. Honestly, I'm worried what would happen if I shaved it. I remember when I first met your mom I couldn't even grow this crazy thing. It was patchy and took months to even show up as fuzz. Good luck growing your own face sweater, […]

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He Just Wants To Be A Real Boy

Posted by on September 22nd, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Aug 13, 2015 at 4:53pm PDT How does this happen? I need answers. I feel like Geppetto and my marionette son is becoming a real boy. But the truth is I’m the dummy. Every day is a process of chipping away my own woodenness as a parent. […]

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Orangutan + Baby Bump = Magic

Posted by on September 14th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

WARNING: This video features cuteness overload but may contain vertical formatting. Vertical video is a seriously disease with long term side effects, including old age, luddite tendencies and a general disdain for the viewer. The animal kingdom is filled with examples of species that do amazing things around babies, pregnancy and female anatomy. Male seahorses […]

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My Wife Just Said… #282

Posted by on September 12th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

First off, my wife is full of shit. Downhill, my ass. But it got me thinking about all the things that I took for granted when I was younger, and the ways I can/can’t act now that I’m getting grays and the lines in my face resemble war trenches. Do I look naive anymore? Can […]

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Awkwardness on Full Display

Posted by on August 29th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

This post is sponsored by Cetaphil. A photo posted by Whit Honea (@whithonea) on Aug 3, 2016 at 8:34pm PDT A couple weeks ago, bloggers converged on Los Angeles carrying their laptops and devices to attend a huge convention. These conventions are always a time to come together and share information, to commune without judgment […]

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Are Men Just Children?

Posted by on August 17th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Jul 24, 2016 at 8:34pm PDT To the woman in the grocery store who came over to my wife while I was with my kids: I would like to apologize. You grinned, pointed at me and asked my wife, “Did you know you have three kids?” I […]

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