How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad


The Evolutionary Progress of Kids’ Games

Posted by on March 26th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Listen, I’m not one of those old men sitting in his boxers on the porch spraying people with a hose as they walk all over his lawn. Okay, fine. I am, but with that completely aside, are kids today too coddled and catered to? I think the answer is “yes” and now I have unequivocal […]

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3-Year-Old Ninja Caught on Video

Posted by on March 18th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

When I was about ten, I created a home-made pair of nunchucks. I sawed a broomstick into two short kid-ninja-sized handles and then, using screws, attached them together with a short chain. After about five minutes of practicing, I was certain that the authentic Japanese word nunchaku must have been defined as “self-inflicted head trauma.” […]

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Parents Go Crazy in their Car

Posted by on March 11th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

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Time flies… so fast.

Posted by on February 28th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Tempus fugit. It’s a Latin expression that means “time flies.” I first heard this expression from my dad, who is Yale-graduate-level learned. I was a just a teen, so I had to either assume he’d freakishly sneezed or ask him what it meant. Tempus has been vigorously fugitting since I was a lad, so Googling […]

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What If ‘Full House’ Wasn’t Full?

Posted by on February 19th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Did you watch “Full House” growing up? I did. Each character had their shining and whining moments, but the character that never made any sense to me was Michelle. Yes, I’m talking about the cutesy Olson twins who played the single character whose sole purpose was comic relief by way of small smiles and giant […]

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Milk In My Sippy Cup (Remix)

Posted by on February 13th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

I like to make and listen to music. I’m not very good at making it, but I enjoy listening to it. Sometimes, my son will bang on things and I get ideas for melodies or beats. But, again, I’m not super talented at that stuff. This dad, however, is… What do you guys think? – […]

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5 Years Ago This Very Minute…

Posted by on February 5th, 2014, under VIDEOTAPE

I found out we were having our first baby five years ago to this very minute. Rather than tell you about it, why don’t I show you… I was at a staged reading of a friend’s script. We finished up and I felt this urgency from my wife, Avara. It was an energy like I […]

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1980s Nostalgia-thon

Posted by on January 31st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Having grown up in the 1980s and witnessing the amazing power of nostalgic cartoons, there is nothing better than realizing your children might share a similar love for your animated loves. This mashup of 1980s cartoon heroes is the ultimate tribute. I remember them all. Every single one. How did you do? – Follow us […]

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The Endgames

Posted by on January 28th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS, VIDEOTAPE

Everything adds up to helping people. Helping people and love. All else is a game to get to those two endgames, my sons. Watching you feed Arden for the first time, I don’t even have words for how this feels, Finney my boy. What I’m Listening To: Follow my journal for my sons here. Follow […]

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The Biggest Brother

Posted by on January 21st, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

It’s hard to say exactly which traits you need to teach a big brother. I definitely want Finn to be a better big brother than I am. We talk about specific things each day that are essential to the job, but maybe I should just show him this video… How about her face when he […]

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