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The Monsters Among Us

By |July 12th, 2018|

I can see police helicopters in the distance. They’re heading in the same direction as my wife and me, towards our son’s elementary school. […]

Drinking to Remember Our Dads in the Bar Where My Friend’s Father Was Murdered

By |May 12th, 2018|

Earlier this year, I met with a friend to drink and toast our dads. The bar we were in was home to many happy memories — and where, one night, his dad was shot. […]

12 Awesome Movies I View Differently Now That I’m a Dad

By |October 27th, 2017|

Becoming a parent changes the way you look at the world. And that includes movies. Cinema is filtered through a different lens now; the Dad lens. […]

Is My Kid Too Damn Cute for His Own Good?

By |October 18th, 2017|

My son Charlie is so cute people give him free stuff. Yeah, it’s awesome for both of us. But will it end up making him a terrible person? […]

I Waged a War Against My Son’s Crappy Music and (Kinda) Won

By |October 5th, 2017|

To make it happen, I sought advice from a Harvard psychologist and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. […]

“The Loud House” Makes My Son Feel Like Part of a Big, Weird Family

By |September 13th, 2017|

My six-year-old is an only-child. But when watching “The Loud House”, he’s got ten sisters. […]

Why ‘Astroblast’ Is the Kids’ Show I Kept Watching Even When My Son Stopped

By |September 5th, 2017|

There’s never been a better show about what’s it like to be alive in 2017 than a cartoon about animals in space created for kids that was canceled two years ago. […]

I Learned How to Be a Better Father By Going to Doom Metal Shows

By |August 29th, 2017|

Sometimes the best parenting advice comes from watching some middle-aged guys in leather scream about Satan. […]

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