Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Lettered Knucklehead

The Knucklehead is 19. He’s away at university, and in the transition from Home Dad to Away Dad, a new routine has emerged. Every Tuesday evening (often at my local pub) I take pen in hand and write him an actual … Continue reading

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The Cheatin’ Knucklehead, Part 1

“Is it the rule that the fellow who pitches the ball aims to pitch it in such a way the batter cannot hit it? Gives it a twist—what not—so it slides off, or won’t be struck fairly?… The wolf, the … Continue reading

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The Mission (1986)

Pacifism is weakness. Pacifism is morally suspect. Pacifism is unmanly, untenable, un-American. If you’re raising your Knucklehead to at least consider pacifism as an ethical option, you don’t need me to tell you that cinematic role models are scarce. Sure, … Continue reading

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Dom DeLuise and The Knucklehead

One of the hardships a Knucklehead is forced to endure is when his Dadofknucklehead has a really good story that he can’t help repeating. And since The Knucklehead is a captive audience (this is especially true on long car rides), … Continue reading

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