Category Archives: marriage

On Marriage: 27 Years later, it is Still About The Girl

Twenty-seven years ain’t a drop in the bucket, brothers and sisters, unless you are Cher, Joan Rivers, or Bill Cosby. Being married for 27 years, well, not everyone makes it this far. Doesn’t make me better or worse (yes, I … Continue reading

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Thank you all

Over the last few days, I took a risk that scared the Hell out of me. I gave away writing I worked so hard to give quality. I gave it away on three days leading up to Thanksgiving, as a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Hey, you’ve been part of a great creative year for me and to say thanks, I want to give something back to you. So from Monday, 11/25 through Wednesday 11/27, I am offering a free Kindle download of CITY OF … Continue reading

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Giving Our Sons Away

This weekend was Move-in Day for both colleges my sons are attending. I hate those colleges right now because I had to give my sons away to them. I keep remembering when The Wife was pregnant. Such a tiny girl … Continue reading

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OMG, I’m Polonius! – an Open Letter to My Sons as They Go off to College

None of the following is your fault; it’s mine. Intellectually, I understand that it is your time to go off to college, but emotionally my heart has slipped out of chronology and keeps going back to when you were two, … Continue reading

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What do we do after Zimmerman? Listen to Abuela

In the aftermath of the Zimmerman acquittal, with factions still wounded by the decision, groups still debating what happened, how it happened, what went right, what went wrong, and what it all means for the Americas (white America, black America, … Continue reading

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The Soft Knock of Manhood

There was a soft knock in the door at 5:30 this morning. A light tapping requesting admittance while not wanting to awake us abruptly as they returned from Project Graduation. There was a thoughtfulness to that knocking and that is … Continue reading

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An Open Message to Graduates from a Parent

As we approach the solemn occasion of your high school graduation, it seems an appropriate time for parental confession. Here it is. We parents are liars, and have been lying to you for your whole lives. Please forgive us, but … Continue reading

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After Eleven Years, Dad, What Can I Say?

Eleven years ago today, my father passed away. I’ve missed him every day since then. We didn’t always get along (hey, we’re Irish), but eventually that settled, especially after the kids were born. Once that happened, I called him just … Continue reading

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What Message the Boston Marathon Bombing Really Sends

I have been struggling with what to say to my junior and senior students about the Boston Marathon bombings. I hate that this is the “latest terror attack” – the phrase delivers the twin defeats of acknowledging we now have … Continue reading

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