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He Woke the Sleeping Giant

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” – Ellie Wiesel I’ve spent the last 24 hours trying to think of an example – in real life or fiction – where the team that is supposed to win relaxes and doesn’t prepare enough, and the underdog comes […]

How to Survive 2017

My lord. It’s only 15 days into the New Year and I’m already mentally exhausted. My brain is mush. I’ve spent way too much time trying to follow the news, understand what I believe to be true, parse through the lies and half-truths and wow, just wow. A […]

Living In A Post-Truth World

Can you feel it? I felt it yesterday.  That feeling….of…complacency.  It started to settle in.  Fatigue, disillusionment, hopelessness — plus two kids, two dogs and holiday shopping to do. I found myself — for my own emotional survival — starting to believe that things were going to be […]

“When They Go Low, We Go High”

It feels like it’s been forever since I wrote about Brock Turner.  Remember him? Stanford swimmer who got off way to easy for raping an unconscious young woman.  How many terrorist attacks have there been since then? Orlando, Dallas, Baton Rouge, Nice. How many unbelievable things has Donald […]

All My Friends Are Moms

Earlier this week The New York Times ran a story about a new father, who when his wife became pregnant with their first child, realized quickly that there are many groups and networks for moms to get to know each other, but very few — if any — […]

On Gorillas…And Other Stuff

When I first started blogging, I wrote a story that I called “Daddy Dating” which was supposed to be a funny look into what it’s like to be a stay-at-home dad meeting other dads at the park.  It was picked up by the Huffington Post, and to this […]

The Day The Music Died

I remember seeing Purple Rain for the first time.  In the theater.   I loved that album and I remember listening to it on vinyl in my room. I have no idea where that album is now — Prince in the long coat on his motorcycle — probably […]