Should Christians Smoke Marijuana?


“When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” –Barack Obama

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Can A Dad Take His Daughter Clothes Shopping (and Other Indignities of Modern Dadhood)

Alleged father

J.R. Reed, on a rant about fathers who are treated as second-class parents.

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Summers in Maine


Guest blogger Justin Cascio looks back on youthful summers in Maine filed with ice cream, fireworks,adopted grandparents and a motorcycle riding chef.

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The Return of Sex and the Single Dad


J.R. Reed changed the name of his blog in a moment of panic, but now he’s back with confidence.

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Long Live Life—a modern fable


J.R. Reed turned on his iPod and listened to a song he’s heard a hundred times before. This time he heard a fable set to music.

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A Message To My Dog

Lucy DQ beach

A tribute to Lucy, the rescue dog who has been taking care of J.R. Reed and his daughter for ten years.

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Youth Without Youth


J.R. Reed muses on a song that brings back memories of younger days.

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Learning on the Fly is Totally Scary

“There’s my anxiety, let’s knock it on its ass and go score a goal,” sometimes works in the short term, but isn’t so hot for the long haul.

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I was a bad Little Leaguer


Hilton HHonors is hooking up two of my readers with a baseball related prize package. Two winners will each receive: an official Little League Sports Bag, Little League Aluminum Water Bottle, Rawlings MLB Official Baseball, DVD of Moneyball, The Art of Fielding novel, David’s Sunflower Seeds and a pack of Topps 2012 baseball cards.

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This bud’s for you

Anyway, the times Mrs. Something had me read aloud and I was having an herbal moment, I would be reading and then think oh shit I think I’m reading too slow or too fast and then words would just sound really funny to me so I would start laughing.

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Chorizo con yummy stuff

To me breakfast is loaded with flavor. There’s nothing wrong with a muffin or oatmeal but I prefer something with a little kick. That’s probably why there’s almost always chicken chorizo in my fridge and fresh jalapenos on the counter.

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Magnificent Moms–Mama Kat

When we’re not walking to parks, learning letters, making playdough, tattling on friends, getting crafty, eating breakfast, lunch, and various snacks…we’re totally doing nothing.

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Two Wednesdays ago, it rained. I decided to take a walk out to the boat house as the rain poured down from the clouds floating overhead. I walked slowly and deliberately, without shoes. My feet sank into the wet grass and squished into the mud beneath.

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Rad Dads–Mocha Dad

I’d want Superman on the job. People look down on Superman because he’s so goody-goody. But he’s super strong and nearly invincible.

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To Glee or not to Glee

My 14-year-old daughter, who I lovingly refer to as Drama Queen thinks Glee is all that and a big bag of chips. As a 46-year-old heterosexual Caucasian male, I think its lame.

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Spice up your rack

When it comes to creating magic in the kitchen I tend to spice things up a bit. And no, I’m not talking about kitchen sex. It doesn’t matter if you’re a world class chef or if you rock a hot plate like no other, there are a few things that you always want at your fingertips. I guess you would call them your “go to” items

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