Tag Archives: learning

My Daughters, My Teachers

It happened twice over the course of one week. Both times my wife told me that she needed to talk to me, that preface that almost never means an enjoyable conversation is to follow. Our daughters had approached her – … Continue reading

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My Stupid, Helpful Back

I have been a cranky bastard lately. Two weeks ago I threw my back out. I shudder even typing the words “threw my back out.” It itself is a statement that implies something altogether different than that sum of words … Continue reading

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On My Own Content and Value

I’m exactly like everyone else. I run, walk and sit through my days. I think about stuff. I worry about big and little shit and then I remember that worrying is a complete waste of time. I try to do … Continue reading

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Spinning, Screaming and Rockin’ Out to Lukin

Their feet race across the yard, across the patches of dirt and sand and weeds. Across what little grass is left. There is nowhere that they would rather be right now than in that imperfect yard in this imperfect world … Continue reading

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The Tao of the Undateable 24 Year Old Me

I was probably twenty four years old and a class-A directionless goof. I had gone to some sort of reception with my dad at a local museum and saw her serving hot dogs, if my meaningless detail cortex is firing. … Continue reading

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Without Expectations

I told her that it doesn’t have to be so hard. I told her that it can just be easy, that she can just be easy. That life is good. That she has a lot to be happy about. But … Continue reading

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Innocence Forgotten

“…trading magic for fact, no trade-backs. so this is what it’s like to be an adult. If he only knew now what he knew then.” I’m Open – Pearl Jam I found some feathers out on the back porch today. … Continue reading

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Humility and the Poor Mitch Run

Since becoming a parent I have found an endless number of lessons from my past that are directly applicable to my present and have helped me grow as a father and flow along with the insanity that is this journey. … Continue reading

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Through the Storms

Breathe. Soften your face. Relax your jaw. Stay quiet. Don’t waiver. And breathe. Sometimes I can barely remember this, let alone carry it out when I am faced with the full fury or unabashed defiance of my 3 and 4 … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Contrasts

I opened the door and edged into the room to find a spot. The blast of heat was jarring. I moved among those already there, thankful for the unknown but welcoming faces that softened the air, and unrolled my mat … Continue reading

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