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Posts from May 2006

fatherhood, journal, stinkyface

Comments Off on To Cole, On Your First Birthday

To Cole, On Your First Birthday

Hey, Cole. It’s me, Dad. It’s your first birthday. You know, I asked your mother not too long ago if having a child was everything she expected it to be. I distinctly remember how she searched for the right words and replied to me as seriously as I’ve ever seen her. “I didn’t think it […]


fatherhood, journal

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Priorities

Here’s something I rarely talk about. My dad died in a car accident when I was 10 years old. This singular event did more to frame me as a person, I think, than anything else ever could, with obvious good reason. But I don’t usually think about my childhood with logical reason most of the […]


fishbowl, journal, schin-zingers

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The Argument for More Jesus Stickers

Liz (talking to me on her cell phone in traffic): It says, “On Judgment Day you’ll wish your car had Jesus stickers” on the back of the car in front of me. Me: … Seriously, this shit is starting to write itself.


Ten Silver Drops

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It must be something else to be the Secret Machines nowadays. These three guys (two of them brothers) came straight outta Texas and scored it big with an adoration-filled podcast interview conducted by none other than David Bowie. Throw in growing attention from the media, along with a full blown world tour, and the trio […]