The Pact

  I believe that birds make pacts with our dogs when they build their nests in our yard. The dogs...

Yeah, That’s My Kid

My children constantly surprise me. Last month when we were visiting Walt Disney World we splurged and let them play...

weapon of choice

to what end, all this rushing around and dominating the competition? gold? this is man’s destiny? to hoard gold and...

How to Make a Great Ad

When I broke into advertising, I was all about the high concept stuff that left an impact on people. Creating...

Would You Be Upset In Belize?

Life is hard enough without having to deal with bad drivers who don’t use their turn signals. And it’s more...

The Window

The window is constantly shutting. It does not care about your five year plan. Opportunities to live appear in every...

Ants

  What if we are all really just ants? Slaves to the machine. Blinded by conformity of the way things...

Dustin Pedroia is the Reason I Love Baseball

Make no mistake, I’m no fan of the Boston Red Sox. I used to like them back in the day...

They Only Jog in Rich Neighborhoods

  Angels constantly swirl around me. Some are beautiful. Some are violent. Some have bad teeth. They protect me from...

A Letter to America

  Dear All Dogmatic American Party Liners, We Unaffiliated American voters are pissed off at what you’ve done to our...

A Little Advice

I don't like giving advice. In fact, I hate it. It's not that I don't like helping people, there are...

Finding Neverland: A Story of Belize

This year my family took its summer vacation to the Central American nation of Belize.

3 Ways to Save Humans in America

You are what you eat. It’s an idiom kids in the 70s grew up with that made us think about...

Bump

I used to know a guy named Bump. He was a metal worker in my dad’s sheet metal shop. Bump...

Dear Parents, Do Better

In 2001 I became a parent. I chose to become a parent. But like everyone else who is a parent...

A Routine Day

I wrote the following piece as an extension of this tweet. It was a perfect late afternoon in early summer. Hope...

How I Used an Onion to Break into Advertising

Whether you’re in advertising or not, looking for work sucks. But it doesn’t have to mean that you have to...

Confessions of a Recovering Homophobe

We didn’t discuss homosexuality in my house growing up. In fact, the first time I even heard the term...

The Little Girl Who Leaves Notes on Her Pillow

Being a parent is hard. Children are time consuming, money consuming, food consuming, and emotionally draining. People fill novels with...

The Wickedness of Walt Disney

I love Walt Disney. There, I said it.

sun and earth

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Rather, if during the course of my life something appears that I feel like I need to focus on, I focus on it. Serendipity and opportunity doesn’t tell time. When you keep your eyes, your…

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When I was a kid, I was all in with the idea of Santa Claus. Then, like with most Christian children, as I grew older I heard grumblings from kids who questioned his legitimacy. And for good reason. It’s pretty…

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I’ve been compiling this list all year. Enjoy. “Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results” is the definition of insanity…but also my strategy in Angry Birds. — Jackie Adkins (@jackie) January 3, 2013   A woman…

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“You wanna eat?’ I said loudly to my deaf dog. Sydney, the 14-year-old shepherd, jumped a little, smiled, and turned a circle. “You wanna eat, girl?” I asked enthusiastically. “ROO-ROO-ROO” she replied. “Then let’s go eat!” I said. And then…

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  I missed my train and had to hail a cab. It was raining. I was in Newark. “Cranford.” I said, as I got into the taxi. “No problem, mon.” Said my driver – a black man with a Caribbean…

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Today it rained. Around noon everyone was quietly doing their own thing around the house when I suggested to my daughters that we go to the park in spite of the weather. They were excited. “We can play Middle Earth…