Category Archives: Education

Time, warped

During a trip to my Dad’s this weekend, I ventured into the basement — a catch-all storage area the size of the entire footprint of the house, wherein one might discover any sort of stray memory. He led me down there … Continue reading

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Straight to the point

Hello. Remember me? I don’t blame you, which is the reason for the first of five precursory comments: 1 – Yes, I know it’s been nearly 11 months since my last post. I’d apologize, but I can’t imagine my lack … Continue reading

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Testing my limits

It was the most devastating phone call I’ve ever received, and certainly not something a 16-year-old kid is prepared to face. Yet on that long-ago Saturday morning, all across the county where I grew up and went to school, hundreds … Continue reading

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Amendment, run

It took me a lot of time to get here — so much so that I hope it will have taken you considerably less time, as there’s very little of it left as I write these words. The polls in North … Continue reading

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Feckless checklist

Sitting at home with a sleep-deprived, cranky six-year-old? Check. Trying to pry the ten-year-old away from a new videogame to do homework? Check. Refereeing multiple shouting matches over the shared usage of said videogame? Check. Responsible for delivering three bulky … Continue reading

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My trip to Mylanta, aka don’ts for dads

I’m blaming my weekend-long stomach ache on Friday morning’s glazed donuts. Or maybe it was the airport food. Or the two bumpy flights within 24 hours. Or the plethora of beans at Hard Rock Cafe. Or even the numerous nauseating views from 65-72 stories … Continue reading

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Nonsensorship

This has been an angry week, between the abortion flap in state news and the debt ceiling flap (do I really need to provide a link?) in national news. Almost everyone I know — including myself — is stewing over one view or … Continue reading

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