To the Hard Worker Belongs the Spoils!

To the Hard Worker Belongs the Spoils!

Whether you like it or not, life isn’t fair. Eric Hoover lays this issue bare in a recent article in the NY Times, What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything). This same principal applies to many of the goals you set for yourself in life. If you want to “get in,”...
Happiness is A Carpool that Works.

Happiness is A Carpool that Works.

If “commute time” is such a large factor in our reported happiness, then carpools should be an absolute no-brainer. However, this year some of my kids’ activities have gone till 11 at night! Arguably the most stressful thing in our lives has become getting them to and...
Dungeons & Dragons Then and Now

Dungeons & Dragons Then and Now

This fantastic New Yorker article, The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons, came out literally a week after my son’s 13th birthday where he hosted a Dungeons and Dragons party at our house for 5 of his best friends. I’ve played D&D since I was ten. I...
A Father Chokes Down His Own Medicine

A Father Chokes Down His Own Medicine

Last night was rough on my son, Eli. He had a lot of homework and he forgot to do his job. He is 12 and has been working a very part-time gig for a couple years. He opens and closes the neighborhood pool: covering it at night, uncovering it in the morning, sweeping...
Happiness is: Embracing the Second Truth

Happiness is: Embracing the Second Truth

As a Buddhism student at Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, one of my favorite topics of study was the Two Truths Doctrine. The precise interpretation differs between different schools of Buddhism, but the general idea is one that applies very nicely...
Challenges of Being An Older Parent

Challenges of Being An Older Parent

American fathers are getting older. I had my first child at 33, so I fall right in this article’s sweet spot. The benefit was obvious. I had finished school. I had found the right partner – my first wife and I had already divorced (with no kids). And, I had...
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