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Sunday Night Speech: Live Like A Mighty River

The following post is copied directly from Letters of Note, a most excellent blog. In 1986, 23 years after the death of Sylvia Plath, celebrated poet Ted Hugheswrote the following letter to their 24-year-old son, Nicholas, and, quite beautifully, advised him to embrace his “childish self” so as to experience life to its fullest. Tragically, during a period […]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald On Worry

Today’s post comes courtesy of Letters of Note via Explore.  The following is a letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald to his eleven year old daughter, who was away at camp at the time.  Consider the site Letters of Note as officially on the list of websites of which you must be aware. La Paix, Rodgers’ Forge […]

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#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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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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Your Favorite Posts In July

So we are changing things up a bit this month, instead of making a list of simply the top posts, we have broken them down and listed the top posts by author.  The “other” category consists of group posts, weekends, and guest writers.  If you are new to the site, this is a great way […]

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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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How Lamaze Class Blew Up My Brain by Kevin Haggerty

Administrators Note: From here on out wednesday mornings will be reserved for guest writers. We will file them under the author thethingaboutflying and they will all be tagged and categorized “guest posts” if you are interested in sifting through the weekly installments. We are excited about this new addition to the site with upcoming posts […]

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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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A Present Father

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” – Jesse Jackson ____________ On Sunday, I, as many of you might have too, celebrated Father’s Day with my family. Father’s day has always been a special day to me, because I’ve been lucky enough to grow up with a father who taught me authentic manhood […]

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