June 2011 Archives

Instructions for hot summer afternoons: 1. Get a round trampoline. The bigger the better. 2. Get a little inflatable kiddie pool. 3. Inflate the kiddie pool and place it in the middle of the trampoline. 4. Fill the pool with …Read More

I am predisposed to be excited about the upcoming Muppet Movie, just because I loved those when I was a kid and I’m excited about what Jason Segel will do with the franchise. Along with Segel, Amy Adams and Rashida …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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, …Read More

I’m reading an excellent book right now called The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth. It’s the newest title from Alexandra Robbins, the best-selling author of Pledged and Overachievers. It’s a fascinating look at kids on the “cafeteria fringe” in high …Read More

At, recent Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale talks about his newish black comedy, The Motherf**ker With the Hat, and touche on the impact fatherhood has had on his career. At 41, Cannavale and ex-wife Jenny Lumet are the parents of …Read More

I’m proud of my kids for a lot of reasons, but one of the things I’m most proud of as a parent is this: My kids know more songs by Mumford & Sons than they do songs by Justin Bieber. …Read More

I can’t imagine how this may or may not impact his role as leader of the free world, but I am strangely comforted by the fact that President Obama knows how to hold and comfort a crying baby. It’s like …Read More

Over the past 8 years, I’ve written or contributed to something like a dozen books while also holding down a 9-to-5 day job. Ask me how I’ve been able to do it — while also being an active and present …Read More