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Raised Right: An Interview with Mike and Alisa Harris

posted by Jason Boyett

Alisa Harris’ debut book, Raised Right: How I Untangled My Faith from Politics was one of the most compelling I’ve read this year. She’s a young journalist living in New York City but grew up in Middle America. Her parents […]

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Facing Down Your Middle School Bully

posted by Jason Boyett

Why does one kid decide to bully another? It’s not just about random cruelty. It’s not just about power. It’s not just about bad or non-existent parenting. It’s about a whole mess of complicated circumstances and psychology. Troubled kids heap […]

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Kids and Chores

posted by Jason Boyett

We’re of the firm belief that it’s important to teach kids — while they’re kids — about how the real world works. In the real world, people just don’t give you money for nothing. You have to earn it. So […]

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Meet a Dad: James Sutherland

posted by Jason Boyett

Today’s Meet a Dad profile is James Sutherland, a photographer and video editor in the UK. (The goal of Meet a Dad: Profile a dad and let him share his fatherly wisdom with us. Some of these dads will be […]

A Conversation with Cleverbot About School

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s time for another conversation with Cleverbot. I wanted to talk about kids going back to school, but weirdly (again), the conversation turned to fatherhood. Thanks, Cleverbot, for your help. ————— [ME]: Well, Cleverbot, it’s that time of year when […]

Meet a Dad: John Blase

posted by Jason Boyett

Today’s Meet a Dad profile is John Blase, a writer and editor in Colorado. Most recently he has been collaborating with Brennan Manning on Manning’s upcoming memoir, Ragamuffin Grace — which I can’t wait to read. (The goal of Meet […]

Meet a Dad: Winn Collier

posted by Jason Boyett

Today’s Meet a Dad profile is Winn Collier, a pastor in Virginia and the author of books including Restless Faith and Holy Curiosity. (The goal of Meet a Dad: Profile a dad and let him share his fatherly wisdom with […]

Meet a Dad: Tor Constantino

posted by Jason Boyett

The goal of Meet a Dad: Profile a dad and let him share his fatherly wisdom with us. Some of these dads will be well-known in certain circles; others will be largely unknown outside of their immediate circles. Doesn’t matter, […]

Meet a Dad: Trace Bundy

posted by Jason Boyett

The goal of Meet a Dad: Profile a dad and let him share his fatherly wisdom with us. Some of these dads will be well-known in certain circles; others will be largely unknown outside of their immediate circles. Doesn’t matter, […]

Meet a Dad: Rob Tucker

posted by Jason Boyett

The goal of Meet a Dad: Profile a dad and let him share his fatherly wisdom with us. Some of these dads will be well-known in certain circles; others will be largely unknown outside of their immediate circles. Doesn’t matter, […]

Bats ARE Real!

posted by Jason Boyett

I went backpacking last weekend with some friends. At dusk, a smattering of bats came out, fluttering above the firelight. I told my kids about it in the car yesterday, while driving home from dinner. Son: “Really? There were bats?” […]

Meet a Dad: Ken Grant

posted by Jason Boyett

The goal of Meet a Dad: Profile a dad and let him share his fatherly wisdom with us. Some of these dads will be well-known in certain circles; others will be largely unknown outside of their immediate circles. Doesn’t matter, […]

Meet a Dad: Scott McClellan

posted by Jason Boyett

The goal of Meet a Dad: Profile a dad and let him share his fatherly wisdom with us. Some of these dads will be well-known in certain circles; others will be largely unknown outside of their immediate circles. Doesn’t matter, […]

Meet a Dad: Rob Stennett

posted by Jason Boyett

The goal of Meet a Dad: Profile a dad and let him share his fatherly wisdom with us. Some of these dads will be well-known in certain circles; others will be largely unknown outside of their immediate circles. Doesn’t matter, […]

A Conversation with Cleverbot about Vacations

posted by Jason Boyett

In today’s conversation with Cleverbot, I wanted to see what it thought about vacations. Inexplicably, the conversation turned immediately to fatherhood, and I am totally not making this up. Cleverbot must know about this blog. ————— [ME]: Do you like […]

In the Future, All Children Will Travel Via Pogo Stick

posted by Jason Boyett

A conversation, while riding bikes and scooters around the nearby high school, only a block from our house… ————– “Do kids ride their bikes to this school?” “Some probably do.” “I’m not going to.” “Why not?” “I’m going to ride […]

A Conversation with Cleverbot About Father’s Day

posted by Jason Boyett

It’s time for another Cleverbot conversation. Cleverbot is an artificial-intelligence software program that “learns” how to reply to certain statements, questions, and key words by scouring the Internet for similar conversations, drawing from its database of more than 20 million […]

What Did Your Dad Teach You?

posted by Jason Boyett

This morning’s post is nothing but a question. I’m relying on you for the content: With Father’s Day coming up, it seems a good time to reflect. All of us learn stuff from our fathers. Sometimes good things and sometimes […]

Conversations: Inaccurate Television Predictions

posted by Jason Boyett

Occasionally we’ll order pizza or Mexican food for dinner and have a picnic in the living room while we watch something on the DVR. Most often it’s one of our many hours of recorded “Minute to Win It” episodes, because…well, […]

A Conversation with Cleverbot about Fatherhood

posted by Jason Boyett

One of my favorite podcasts is WNYC’s RadioLab. Last week’s episode was about talking to machines, and mentioned a web application called Cleverbot. Designed by Rollo Carpenter, it’s an artificial-intelligence software program that uses the Internet to “learn.” You ask […]

The Secret to My Son’s Affection

posted by Jason Boyett

A conversation, while riding bikes in a nearby affluent neighborhood for the purpose of looking at large houses… ———– “Whoa, Daddy, look at THAT one!” “Yep. It’s big.” “If we lived in that house I would hug you all the […]

Best. Teacher. Ever.

posted by Jason Boyett

A conversation last Thursday: ———— “Are you happy school’s about to be out?” “No.” “Really? You’re not ready for summer?” “Well, I’m kind of excited but I’m kind of not excited, too.” “Why?” “Because I’m going to miss Mrs. B.” […]

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Closing the Door on Dadequate
As of this post I'm shutting down my Dadequate blog. It's been less than half a year since my first post here, but it's time to move along to other projects. Nothing dramatic -- I'm not quitting fatherhood or anything. But I've had a really busy last few months, my posting frequency has suffered,

posted 5:20:44pm Dec. 01, 2011 | read full post »

The Crazy Physics of Starling Flight
Sorry for the paucity of posts this week and last. I've been knee-deep in my next book and am facing a self-imposed deadline. In the meantime, check out this video of a flock of starlings. The physics of bird behavior in flocks is absolutely fascinating, and I can't begin to explain or comprehend

posted 10:08:18am Nov. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Robot Riding a Bicycle
Behold: a video of a robot riding a bicycle. In case that didn't register, I will say it again: A ROBOT RIDING A BICYCLE. What will they do next? Steal our jobs? Mow our lawns? Defeat Ken Jennings on Jeopardy? Start preparing your children now for the robot apocalypse. [HT: The Kid Shou

posted 9:49:44am Nov. 03, 2011 | read full post »

Halloween
The great thing about the persistently growing zombie fad is that anyone -- at any point during their day, regardless of their activity -- can be turned into a zombie and therefore find themselves stuck in that outfit for the rest of their undead lives. Thus, our costumes for 2011: Zombie Businessma

posted 4:56:06pm Oct. 31, 2011 | read full post »

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