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Father-daughter-Beyoncé bonding

Conversations these days with my 15-year-old daughter go something like this: Abby (getting out of the car): “Can you write me a note? I’m going to be late for class.” Me: “You’re not going to be late. Just be quick.” … Continue reading

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Oscar’s Revenge

When my son James was in his final year of high school, I made him go to bed at the end of the third quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Antonio Spurs. He … Continue reading

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10 things you should never say to the parent of a child who is pure evil

1. Why can’t your child stop being pure evil? Because his evil is pure, can’t you see? It’s not a little evil, not part-time evil, not slightly over the top evil. Pure evil. The essence of evil. It cannot be … Continue reading

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Regretting Ray Allen

It came up during Game 4 of the NBA finals. It came up last year too, and the year before that. It’ll probably come up annually from here on and sporadically between times for the rest of my son’s life. … Continue reading

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U-turns at the halfway house

We are now one child away from having an empty nest – only it’s not so much a nest. More like a temporary storage facility. If the imaginary volcano in our backyard were to erupt and spew hot ash over … Continue reading

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Basketball & Son

I’m watching basketball right now. There have been a couple of times in the past when I should have been writing but, you know, there was a basketball game on. So tonight I figured, why not watch this Toronto-Houston game … Continue reading

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Math parents

Parents have been known to get somewhat heated while watching their children play sports. But what would happen if parents were spectators in other areas of their children’s lives? * [SOUND OF TEACHER TALKING] A: Let’s go Algebra… Let’s go … Continue reading

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