To The Girl Who’s Had Me Gasping for 22 Years…

In honor of my daughter’s 22nd birthday today, I’m reposting a story I wrote a few years ago in an attempt to capture who this child is to me. I’m happy to report, a few years later, she still has me gasping. In a good way.  * I’m a world-class gasper. And for that, you can thank my daughter. My…

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Gasping My Way Through Fatherhood

I’m excited to be on faculty at this years Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. I’m also proud to have been named a finalist in the bi-annual  Erma Bombeck Writing Competition – highlighting some of the best writing around the globe. I hope you enjoy my entry. I’m a world-class gasper. And for that, you can thank my daughter. My inaugural gasp—because…

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Thought Catalog: Why I Love Having a Daughter…

I’m proud to be a featured Parenting Contributor on Thought Catalog. If you haven’t heard of Thought Catalog, it’s “one part diary, one part humor, one part intellectual musings, one part sentimentalism, one part pop culture, one part experimentalism. It is a mixed bag of content from many different voices, from writers who have been published by the likes of Slate,…

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Podcast: Dads & Daughters & Jeff Bogle

Why not subscribe to the show in iTunes? And if you listen to podcasts on your smartphone, check out this great app: Stitcher! THIS EPISODE: Today we’re talking with Jeff Bogle, dad of two daughters and one of the best writers (Out With the Kids) out there. In a recent story in Huffington Post celebrating Jeff’s oldest daughter’s 10th birthday, Jeff shared his sentiments about…

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Love Your Prostate. Please.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. It’s also National Preparedness Month, Vegan Month, and College Savings Month.  But, I’ll stick with something I know – prostate cancer. I’ve been living with it for six years now. So, in the spirit of awareness, here’s my short story. At the age of 44, I was feeling as healthy as I ever had…

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