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The Best Father/Son Relationship on Television

I am a father of twin boys. Well, twin men. My sons are 20 now, and our relationship has moved into a more mature zone. And while in that uncharted territory, I find myself grateful for being able to watch … Continue reading

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My “Best Blogs 2013” Series continued: I’ve become Polonius!

Continuing my year-end best blogs 2013 series, today we get personal. I wrote this when my twin sons were going off to college last August. Since then, one son converted from dorming to commuting and about a week later, found … 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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Parenting: Hulk Smash, or War of the Dads

As a Dad-in-Progress, I am always working to improve my parenting skills. Okay, that’s code for “I am a worrier who obsesses on whether I am doing all I can for my sons, and as a result, I tend to … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of Underage Drinking

“Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street,” –Martha and the Vandellas, Detroit, 1960’s. “Summer’s here and the time is right for racing in the streets,” –Bruce Springsteen, back streets of Jersey, 1970’s. “Summer’s here and … Continue reading

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How Much Sleep is Bad Parenting?

Somehow, I’m in a band. Haven’t played bass in over 20 years, but here it is. All originals. Amusing lyrics. Loose rock’n’roll, though that term sounds so dated. And yesterday we recorded seven songs in two hours, 11 a.m. to … Continue reading

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XBox Boyz: Is Virtual Hanging Out Better?

So it was last Friday night, my wife and I were going to a former student’s grad school graduation party, and our twin boys, 15, were staying home for the night. In my day, this often meant instant party as … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Teaching is like being a parent, parenting always involves teaching, and when you do both, the lines blur. This blog will explore issues in the classrooom, and at home that come up when I try to be fair but functional … Continue reading

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