Tag Archives: Parenting

#7 A Dad’s Ranking of Pixar’s Movies

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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#41 When Things Go Right

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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A Man’s Schedule

I would be willing to bet that many of us, myself included, have trouble with organizing our time.  My schedule during the week usually consists of waking up, checking this site, going to work, coming home from work, showering, holding my daughter, checking email, staying up with my daughter and feeding her, then going to […]

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In Praise of My Wife

When my wife and I got married in 2005, I had been twenty years-old for eleven days. Just so you know, there was no shotgun involved. In fact, there was nothing aside from our own desires us propelling us. (If this were a Nicholas Sparks movie, one of us would’ve had a fatal disease. Thank […]

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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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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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On Video Replay In Little League Baseball

I was watching the Little League World Series last night when the game was stopped for video replay to get a call correct.  A few pitches later the game was stopped again.  Then again.  It happened frequently enough that it really started to take away from the game.  During one of the long pauses I […]

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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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Baseball

According to this article from the Wall Street Journal, the number of kids between the ages of seven and seventeen playing baseball declined 24 percent between 2000 and 2009. It seems increasingly true that baseball is being abandoned as both a sport played and a sport followed across the country which once embraced it as […]

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Fatherhood, Netflix, and Away We Go

When I was younger, my wife (girlfriend at the time) and I would often rent movies from the local Blockbuster.  It was a pretty regular event for us on the weekend to spend at least an hour trying to pick out the perfect movie.  Since then, Netflix has come along and dominated the video rental […]

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