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A Letter to My Son: Regarding Privilege

I know. It’s a loaded word. But honestly, privilege is something you’re going to need to have a handle on as you head out into the world. And it’s a damned elusive thing to get a grip on, nearly impossible to … Continue reading

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A Bit of Housekeeping

I started writing this blog back in the fall of 2013, when The Knucklehead went away to college. I needed a distraction with my only child out of the house, and I thought this would be a good one. I … Continue reading

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The Tears of a Clown 

I’m writing this post on my phone (a first) over breakfast in the Seattle IKEA (also a first) having just dropped The Knucklehead off at the airport for his return flight back east. Show of hands if you’re surprised I … Continue reading

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House Rules

OK, Knucklehead. You’re making your first visit to you new home on the Left Coast. This time it’s for eleven days; next time, who knows when or for how long? A couple days? Two weeks? Eight months? To quote Robert … Continue reading

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Home for the Holiday

Our story thus far: When The Knucklehead was four years old, his mom moved him from the Washington DC area to a rural Pennsylvania town, the one in which she grew up and her family remained. I moved there as … Continue reading

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My Heart-to-Heart With Hugo

(The hardest thing about having a dog or a cat or other pet is you can’t explain things to them. You can’t explain things to babies, either, but you figure they’ll grow out of that eventually. Not so with other … Continue reading

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The Knucklehead Political

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, my last two posts probably took you by surprise. They took me by surprise as well. As you may know, I usually  write fairly non-controversial posts about being a dad. … Continue reading

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