Tag Archives: Children

#15 How To Build A Bed That Makes You A Better Father

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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#47 Our Nausea: Living With a Wife On Bedrest

  Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year.  We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us.  […]

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Carrying the Torch for Indecency

I’ve been teaching high school English for four years. Until last year, at no point during my time in the classroom had I contended with serious objections to any reading material I’ve selected for my students (as opposed to un-serious objections like, ‘I hate reading’ or ‘This is boring’), either from parents or from students […]

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How to Celebrate the Birth of Your Friends’ Child

Those of you familiar with TTAF may know that one of our administrators, Curtis, has been, along with his bed-resting wife, anticipating the birth of his first child. I’m happy to report that the wait is over, and that our bearded friend has welcomed a healthy child into the world. Since I’m sure that in […]

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Gilead Pages 100-150

Curtis Before I get to my favorite quotes from the section there is really only one topic that I would like to discuss.  I think I have said before here on the blog that my greatest fear is not death.  In fact, I am pretty cool with death in that I realize it is going […]

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Books I Want my Son to Read

    I promise you that I’m not trying to un-subtly orchestrate a series of events and conversations that ends with (A) my defection from TTAF and the establishment of a site devoted solely to lists about books or (B) my conversion of the other administrators into mindless automatons who only write lists about books. […]

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Parenthood, or Weird Things That Happen in the Middle of the Night

Being a parent is a wonderful thing, truly. It is also, however, filled with all kinds of strange and frustratingly unforeseeable occurrences, which keep you just off-guard enough as to create an almost pervasive anxiety. I can’t decide if that makes it sound better or worse than it actually is. Two nights ago, at about […]

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How To Build A Bed That Makes You A Better Father

My name is Travis and I build things sometimes. It’s not my job to build things, I just like to do it occasionally. My job is actually to talk for extended periods of time, so building things is an opportunity to not talk for extended periods of time. Additionally, I am a dad. I have […]

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The Johnson and Johnson Effect

Some unseen muse has taken to peppering my wife, Sara, with random fits of motivation. Sometimes, it’s motivation to clean the house from top to bottom or motivation to re-organize entire rooms, move furniture, bake some new dessert, re-fold all of my t-shirts, or construct a contraption out of popsicle sticks, an old dish towel, […]

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Our Nausea: Living With a Wife on Bedrest

You may remember the post I wrote in the hospital while my pregnant wife was having a minor procedure done.  We  went into the doctor to find out if we were having a boy or a girl (it’s a girl) and we were surprised with a three day hospital stay.  Since then my wife has […]

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