The Proper Way To Share Your Junk


“You keep it classy, San Diego.” Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

Read the full article

Has Anyone Seen My Faith?


 Eighteen years after losing his faith, J.R. Reed would really like to find it again. I can’t stand when I misplace things. On a scale of 1-10 I give it a 12.  If it’s something important I move it up to the 15-20 range, depending on what it is. I tell you this because about […]

Read the full article

a Letter To My Daughter


Being a single dad to a teenage girl is hard. ADD doesn’t make it any easier.

Read the full article

Alex P. Keaton is Still My Hero


Thirty years after being inspired by a TV character J.R. Reed is inspired by the real life of Michael J. Fox.

Read the full article

Bastards Invited


John Taylor raises both hands and admits that he is a contender for Tool of the Year.

Read the full article

Should Christians Smoke Marijuana?


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

Read the full article

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.

Read the full article

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.

Read the full article

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.

Read the full article

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.

Read the full article

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.

Read the full article

Youth Without Youth


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

Read the full article

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.

Read the full article

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.

Read the full article

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.

Read the full article

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.

Read the full article