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Captain’s Gold: Planning the Journey 

     I want you to join me on a journey. This summer is a special one. First, The Captain turns 40 which seems to be a milestone, yet I feel it merely marks the number of years I have loved cheeseburgers.  The second reason why it is so special is that it is an Olympic […]

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Parenting Until Failure

   Please excuse the late night post. This one’s a little different – a random scribble from a notebook (one of many) that I keep. What makes it different is that it is a poem. I don’t usually write poetry mainly because it is not my thing.  The idea came from a workout – the […]

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Attitude is Everything

   One of the coolest things I got to do while at Dad 2.0 (besides reading one of my own pieces) was meeting and interviewing Hall of Famer Michael Strahan.  Strahan was appearing courtesy of Meta Wellness and was talking specifically about #Heart2Heart conversations that men need to have about their health. He shared a […]

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Someone Stuck a Furbacca in My Bathroom: A Cautionary Tale

There are many things that those parenting classes don’t prepare you for. Sure you learn little things like how to change a diaper, how to burp a baby, and how to use a car seat, but there are dire details that they skip over.  Like how bad vomit really smells. So bad that you can […]

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Dear Oren 

Dear Oren,  I think it is only right that I send you some thoughts after this year’s Dad 2.0. I have a feeling you would have been proud of how this community has grown and is continuing to grow. Though you weren’t there, your fingerprints were everywhere.  I saw an image of you in the […]

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A Gift from Gran

The last gift my grandmother gave me was a cologne pack. I’ve kept the cologne and only break it out for special occasions. Today is one of those days. I have the honor of reading this post about her family at the Dad 2.0 Summit. It’s been many years since I have seen you and […]

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A Car That Works Like a Parent

   I have always viewed the Toyota Camry as a grownup car. There is an air of responsibility, safety, and durability. I’ll never forget the time my roommate from college got one. It was one of those post college moments when you realize that one of your close friends had grown up – and maybe […]

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Dreams Can Change the World

  Can you encapsulate a dream in a picture? Maybe not. But maybe you can capture what inspires one.  Not long ago this was the norm. My parents drank from fountains like this- it’s that recent in our history. This picture symbolizes so many things. How precious dreams are. How powerful dreams are. How dangerous […]

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Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3036. Taco Tuesday. 

Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3036. The Daddy Chronicles. Taco Tuesday.  Sometimes it is the simple things in life that matter. It was a hectic day for everyone. Our schedules returned back to “normal”. Workload returned for everyone – except for the boy (his work is still full time play, and I’m jealous).  There was […]

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Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3035. Back to Reality. 

Captain’s Log – Diaper Date 3035. The Daddy Chronicles. Back to Reality.  It was weird not being home. As I left for work the dog even looked at me funny like I was playing a warped game of hide and seek with a coat and a bag attached to my back. The children were unimpressed […]