"And thanks for blessing me to see the snakes and remove them from my life. Needed that."
I have nothing new to write about Memorial Day, so I will link you to this very old post from 2004 about the Boys from Bedford that I wrote for the 60th anniversary of D-Day. My thoughts on these days are always with my buddy Geoff Wood, who didn’t die in combat, but who was […]
I am a tee-ball coach. Well, that's my official title. The full description would be "Ring Master Cat Herder Conflict Mediator Crisis Negotiator." Responsibilities include: Corralling a field of four-year-old boys and girls into something...Show More Summary
Not so long ago, I learned that one of my former students, a fun-loving, academically strong kid who is now in high school, had a handgun stashed underneath his clothes in his dresser drawer. Some boys in the neighborhood had threatened...Show More Summary
This is for that cross-section of my audience that is equally into hip hop and gender theory. I wrote a contribution to Largehearted Boy’s Book Notes series for my recent book The Surrender. Basically this is music that has inspired me as a writer, and as a person who has broken down boundaries in my Continue Reading
Life's lessons are sometimes best learned with an appreciative sense of humor. As a follow-up to our story, recounted previously on HuffingtonPost, I had written that my spouse and I were 'expecting' a boy. While we made our journey through the red tape of the California Foster Care system, we experienced many roadblocks. Show More Summary
Amanda Lauren’s tagline on her website reads “I write things that become a thing,” and boy does she! This week two pieces of hers received an influx of attention and response—a Your Tango essay called “Staying Hot For My Husband Is ESSENTIAL...Show More Summary
From Matt Bracken, via WRSA: I have confidence that most of my readers can handle this. But if you cannot bring yourself to issue a major ass whipping to this young Muslim boy on behalf of yourself or your loved ones, you need to steel and harden yourself. You need to do it yesterday. This […]
When I fall in love, I fall hard. The other person becomes the focus of all my attention. I learn to love what they love, hate what they hate. I've even been known to move states to be closer to someone, It's been that way since the beginning of my dating life.I got my first boyfriend at the age of... Continue reading
Sometimes there is a story that absolutely breaks your heart into a million pieces, and this is one of them. You can’t help but feel for poor little AJ: The
"Who's going to toughen him up?" I was asked that question about my 3-year-old grandson who is a lovely, respectful, sensitive boy. Like his mother, he has an extraordinary ability to read people. Sometimes that's a blessing, other times a curse, but I wouldn't change him even if I could. Show More Summary
IN A TIME OF UNIVERSAL DECEIT, TELLING THE TRUTH IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT: Five Reasons I am Teaching My Son That He Is a Boy.
I’m cursed with a mind that looks at a sentence and sees grammar before it sees meaning. It might be that I’m doing math by other means, that I overdid it with diagramming sentences as a boy, or that my grasp of English was warped by learning Latin. Translating Horace ... More »
Adam writes: Hey Bark, I’m currently driving a car that’s outlasted jobs, girlfriends, friendships, an Obama presidency and a Harper administration. I am rolling in a 1998 Lincoln Town Car Cartier — and boy do I love my ride! From my pic, you can see “Mitzi” is a well taken care of lady. Show More Summary
Initially, tonight, I sat down to write up a recap of the skin-crawliest quotes from that in-depth New York Times profile of Donald Trump, but as I sat and stared at my computer screen, reading word after vomit word...
My husband and I worked hard to raise a terrific boy and we did a great job. Smart, talented, funny and kind, he was everything a parent could want. He studied hard and was accepted into a college that we all thought would be a terrific fit for him. What could be wrong with this picture? Nothing. Show More Summary
Recently I fell hard and fast for a boy that caught me off guard with his unending ability to make me laugh and his seemingly deep passion for being in the moment and breathing in my every essence, an alluring aura that seemed to beShow More Summary
Washington State played a baseball game Saturday, probably, but that's not the story here. No, the story is their awesome bat boy. Look at those moves! That kid is cooler at whatever age he is than I have been at every point in my life combined.
I've often wondered which school my daughter will attend. I've contemplated all sides of the argument. I was public schooled K-12 and my wife was homeschooled K-12. I've argued that homeschoolers aren't socialized, and then married a social butterfly.
Selena Gomez is admitting that she has a weakness for bad boys. The “Hands to Myself” singer has graced the June 2016 issue of Marie Claire. My cover for @marieclairemag! Thank you to everyone involved! A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on May 9, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT On the cover and inside the... Show More Summary