DaddyLove

On Love and Parenting

We often think of love in the context of instants: spotting a future partner, walking down the aisle, the smacking reality of a brand new baby handed to us for safekeeping. It’s human nature to anticipate these pivotal moments and to inflate them in our minds, allowing them to serve as our definition of a deep…

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In Defense Of The Blurry Ones

At a recent holiday gathering, my eleven year old temporarily owned an array of miscellaneous items during a white elephant exchange.  Before it was swiped away by a family member, she examined her spoils and found an unused disposable camera.  In an effort to identify the strange item, she read the packaging and still appeared…

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Girl Rising

While my family is originally from Arkansas, we moved around quite a bit when my sister and I were young. We spent portions of our childhood in Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Washington as well as obscure places such as Paramaribo, Suriname (Dutch Guiana) and Kingston, Jamaica. Seeing what we often call “third world” or developing nations…

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Why I Decided To Tri

This post is ten miles too long. But, sometimes you blog for the rest of the world, and sometimes you blog for yourself. When I first began babbling to friends and family about doing a triathlon *mumblemumble* years ago, most of them ignored me (per usual, since I am known for having a new passion…

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Reel to Reel

I beg, and they put me off for weeks but finally acquiesce. Dad digs out the projector and the boxes of slides in one Kodak box after another. Mom has me climb the step stool to reach up into the crevasses of the highest kitchen storage cabinet to fetch the old green monster for making…