Daddy’s Top-Ten Childbirth Freak-Outs (Pt. 1 of 2)

Zoe at 2 years old

Earlier in 2012, I had my first memoir/humor book published called “PregMANcy: A Dad, A Little Dude and a Due Date,” published by Chalice Press. The book follows my wife second pregnancy with our daughter, Zoe (now 3 years old) from conception (more or less) to birth. Suffice it to say I was less than [Read More...]

Five Misconceptions About Men

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Growing up, I looked to my dad as the quintessential definition of what a man was. He was pretty quiet but prone to anger. He worked crazy hours as the primary provider in the house, but still made time to build things nearly every weekend around the house. He had tons of tools, knew everything [Read More...]

Louis C.K. on Our Neighbor’s Bowl and What “Fair” Is

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Writing books is a strange process. When you’re in the middle of creating something this big, it tends to consume your every waking moment in some way. I can’t watch TV or have a conversation with a neighbor without my mind searching the content for narrative or thematic threads to weave into the chapter I’m [Read More...]

Bromosapien: Evolution of the Postmodern Male (Part 2)

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This is kind of a three-part blog post series.  I wrote about part of the discussion I was a part of at Wild Goose Festival on Masculinity and male identity two days ago, and yesterday, I shared the first half of the story I told during that workshop. Below is the second and last part of [Read More...]

Bromosapien: Evolution of the Postmodern Male (part 1)

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Yesterday I wrote about part of the discussion that took place around our Wild Goose Festival panel on masculinity and male identity. A few folks asked about the story I told during the panel, so I thought I’d share it here. It’s a bit long, so I’ll offer it in two parts, with part two [Read More...]

SNAP / Food Stamp Challenge, Day 4: Piatt FAIL

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I don’t mind failing as much as I do admitting I’ve failed. And technically, we haven’t blown the SNAP Challenge just yet, but I know for a fact we will by the end of the week. I went to the store last night for another loaf of bread and a frozen pizza for dinner, which I [Read More...]

SNAP / Food Stamp Challenge, Day 3: Slip-Ups

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“We should go to a restaurant tonight,” said my three-year-old daughter, Zoe, over breakfast today. “I can take some of my money and play some games.” “Sorry honey,” I said. “No restaurants this week.” “But why?” “Because,” Amy said, “we’re trying to learn something this week as a family, and that means spending less money [Read More...]

SNAP / Food Stamp Challenge, Day 2: The Shelf

I’m not making friends among my family members with this challenge. Because it was my idea to do this for a week (living on the equivalent budget of food stamps for seven days), everyone ends up coming to me to “check on the rules.” basically, this means they ask me about ways they might work [Read More...]


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