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Family

Putting Kids to Bed and Marriage

Go to sleep, my little child There are important men and women talking on the TV, and I want to go hear them for a few minutes Go to sleep, my blessed Read the rest at Medium

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Exercise

Go For a Run, They Said. It’s Fun!

I missed a couple workouts at the gym this week (pulled a muscle helping some nuns across the street or something like that). I was getting antsy so I decided to go for a run. Besides, people are telling me all the time, “Go for a run. It’s fun!” Read the rest at Medium

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Family

For Dads Who Plan on Dying

I just read a Medium post from a man in his thirties who was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, his last recurring blog post was from the summer of 2019 in late July, a few months after his cancer returned. He was marveling at how he made it to two years post diagnosis. He has […]

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education

The Habit of Graduate School

I am two semesters away from my third master’s degree. Earning mastery. Again. A third time. I’m talking about fourteen semesters of school after getting my regular, college undergraduate degree. At this point, graduate school is basically a morning routine. An expensive one. I need a bumper sticker that says, “My other car is a […]

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Family

Discipline by Zen

That thing where you threaten to pull over the car, and then you do? I did that. We were traveling north on I279 and I pulled over near Bellevue, PA, turned into a Ryan Homes development and stopped the car in front of a clone home with a small yard and admired the fact that […]

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Leisure

Battle for High Earth

The Lightening Armada flew in close to the moon along the dark side to shield it from Terran scanners. After executing the sling around the white orb and closing the final distance to the planet, the crew has been on Alert: Launch Ready Only status. The captain barked across the COMS to initiate final checks […]

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Family

On Raising A Boy

There is a little monster inside men. It rages and hungers for violence, in a constant pitched battle with those other elements inside who speak clarion calls for righteousness and protection and peace.  That rage is evident from the first screams out of mother’s womb. Will it molest my boy, my son? Will he be […]

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Social

Behind the Closed Door

We’ve all seen it, we’ve all been there. That spot on the path leading up to an arched doorway. We tried the handle, turned the knob, pushed on the panel and found it locked to us. I don’t mean the door to the bathroom at 7:30AM when you just woke up and your little sister […]

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Food

Wanting an Impossible Burger

A year ago, my wife brought home a packet of Beyond Meat burgers. These are the plant-based protein patties that have been engineered to replicated ground beef, but contain no beef in them. They even go so far as to include runny red beet juice to simulate bleeding rare beef. I know, you’re saying “eww […]

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Leisure

What Happened with the 80s?

I was thinking about the incredible boom happening in the craft liquor and spirits and beer industries. Gin producers are now foraging the herbs and roots that flavor their products.  The hippening of unique brandy flavors is on the horizon. The “high-end premium” market is propelling overall growth. The once standard clear glass bottle is […]