Posts made in July, 2013

Epic Trip

Posted on Jul 23, 2013 | 0 comments

Epic Trip

“Epic Trip”, is what I want them to say.  I want my kids to look back, like I have, and say, “that trip changed my life.” I’ll never forget the summer our family camped across America.  It was six weeks, 9,000 miles, NY to San Fran and back.   We didn’t have a fancy minivan with the inboard DVD and your own ipod.  It was the four of us in a ford escort wagon, no AC, and a temperamental cassette player we took turns feeding.  ...

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Lessons From the Train Table

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Lessons From the Train Table

My son LOVES toy trains. He’ll rattle off all the names, Thomas, James, Percy… and all he wants for Christmas is, “more track, Dada!”  This was the foundation of my plan at the Barnes and Noble.   We do a little shopping and my son gets to play at the train table while I read a bit.  It’s a perfect babysitting gig, right? What could go wrong?  “Don’t wait to check out,” my wife warned, but I didn’t listen.  In hindsight,...

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