Category Archives: Parenting

Summer Camp: Money, Well… Spent

As a parent, I’m far beyond ready for the kids to go back to school. This is ridiculous. The only people happy about these extended breaks are teachers (whom I respect and support) and Summer Camp Counselors (who usually are … Continue reading

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Carry-On Luggage

There’s no bag check on this one-way flight. Continue reading

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Ten Years Past The Day He Left This Place

I am very thankful for today. It has been a decade since my dad passed on. His grandchildren have grown quite a bit, though he never met them on this level. We still talk to my sons about Papa Gerry. … Continue reading

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Writer’s Blah

I have nothing to really write about… to REALLY write about. Nothing. I have a lot of these little frustrations and nits I could wax on about. But it sounds like griping, and the time for the Straight White Male’s … Continue reading

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Kids Can Be Jerks

Some kids are just dickheads. It’s amazing to see kids at 10 already being dickheads, but it’s there. When redirecting or reprimanding a kid, the last thing I used to expect was some sort of reply starting with “But we … Continue reading

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The Value of a Village

Satellite parenting over Tiger Moms. Continue reading

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Dad Style To-Do List #1

Finances: How much do I think is in checking right now? Confirm. Finances: Investigate cash-based hemorrhaging. Fitness: Work out, Elliptical walk around the exercise area. Fitness: Guilt-carry, 3 sets/2minutes each Music: Consider getting into Father John Misty. Try the Zac … Continue reading

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Coaching The Little Things – Soccer Edition

I co-coached my older son’s soccer team this past few months, boys aged 7 to 8, the U9 level. Last year I coached his team, also, in a less-competitive league with 4v4 play. This year we had the step-up, 7v7 … Continue reading

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Coaching The Little Stuff

I wrote recently about letting one of my kids quit playing a sport because of how little he enjoyed it, and how that was only being fed by a coach not trying to make it more fun for the players. … Continue reading

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Time Travel

The past almost-6 months have been crazy in various ways. Work-wise I as given a project that is like living with a demanding, under-medicated chimp. It could rip your arms off and eat your hands, or just kinda hang out … Continue reading

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