The garbage road less traveled

October 17, 2013

Life is a series of problems. Do we want to moan about them or solve them? — M. Scott Peck We’ve been teaching Nick, now eleven, about garbage. Specifically, how to take it out. If you’re a parent, you know. The deal is, Nick is supposed to empty wastebaskets around the house whenever they’re full, […]

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Groundhog Day revisited

September 16, 2013

Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered? Ralph: That about sums it up for me. — Groundhog Day   Last night Nora and I watched Harold Ramis’s small miracle of a movie again. We’d seen it when […]

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The joy of it

August 5, 2013

The soul is here for its own joy. — Robert Bly Today marks Just Add Father’s 200th post. When I began here three years ago, I had no idea what I was doing, just a vague notion that starting a blog about fatherhood was a good thing. In my ignorance, I didn’t even know that […]

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