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My Son’s Receding Hairline

Posted by on August 27th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Of my many faults, some stand out more than others in my day-to-day activities. Being born to Irish descent, I contend with more than a few stereotypical issues I feared my first son would inherit, namely: bad teeth, skin and devout stubbornness. I am piously pigheaded. When my first son was born with a pretty […]

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Little Girl Gets A Rad Helping Hand!

Posted by on August 25th, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

It occurs to me occasionally that I’m complaining endlessly about nothing. I have a lot to be thankful for. This thought is usually dashed by something new to complain about, or something that hasn’t gone my way. But you know what? There are certain things in life I’ve never had to worry or wonder about. […]

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The Pinocchio Complex

Posted by on August 13th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

A small boy with matted brown hair and small, painted blue eyes sat on a shelf looking out a window into the night sky. The black expanse above him stretched as far as all of his dreams stacked end to end. The boy tugged on his marionette strings and felt their threads pulling on his […]

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Diners, Dives & Dribble

Posted by on July 22nd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Recently, a story hit the news cycle and stirred up a ton of debate online about a certain diner in downtown Portland, and its cheerfully enraged owner, Darla Neugebauer. The debate, at its core, centers around etiquette and proper table manners, which is obviously the most important issue, both foreign or domestic, that could be […]

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A Movie So Tiny It’s Epic: ANT-MAN!

Posted by on July 16th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Do you remember what it’s like to be a kid? Do you recall what it felt like to be a small person amongst a forest of tall bodies and sounds? Tomorrow, Ant-man will give you that feeling again, in both fun and size. Tiny-sized Andy enjoyed himself at the #AntMan premiere last night. I had […]

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My Wife Just Whisper-Screamed… #221

Posted by on July 13th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I have a really bad boob itch! Hug me!” [Hugs me and goes postal on her left breast between us] –Elizabeth We were sitting next to each other in a nice restaurant. Our plates lay before us devastated as we chatted over the soft music playing in the background. Her eyes went wide while I […]

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The Little Terrible Runaway

Posted by on June 17th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

  Sorre i haf to go a way. I Am sorre! I Love you But you Love me to. Buy Buy 💔 😢   He sat there sniffling on the sidewalk in front of our house. His long and bold journey away from the pain and torment of home was only the length of our […]

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The Best/Worst of #ParentingUnfiltered

Posted by on June 4th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

You’re probably already aware we’ve been working with Plum Organics to help create an online place for #ParentingUnfiltered stories and pictures as a sort of backflip to how we tend to present our kids and families online with picture-perfectness, or at least so we don’t get a knock on our door from Child Protective Services. […]

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What if You Could Talk to Your 12-Year-Old Self?

Posted by on May 29th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

If you could talk to your younger self, what would you say? And since childhood memories can get a little fuzzy, what would you ask? I get the idea that my younger self might just stare at me in wonder before telling me to shave my beard and ease off on the donuts, while older […]

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Skin Cancer Is Not Your Friend

Posted by on May 28th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

So, listen. I know the internet is filled with a lot of causes and movements and groups and Change.org petitions and blah blah blah, but I want to scare the shit out of you for just a second. Okay, maybe I won’t completely terrify you, but maybe I can talk in a way that ups […]

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