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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 dad and not running myself into the ground with exhaustion — and I’ll fill you…

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 online conversations. Because the Internet tends to be kind of a dark place, I’m finding…

There was a surplus of fatherhood-related articles online last week due to Father’s Day, but one that really captured my attention was this piece about the psychological and emotional impact of being a dad while making a living driving cars 200 mph around an oval track. Yep. The perils of NASCAR fatherhood. Jeff Gordon is…

Happy Father’s Day! I wrote the following Father’s Day post for my friends at Halogen.tv. You could go read it there today or, um, just stay here to read it. Your call. —————– It’s Father’s Day. I briefly considered writing some kind of Father’s Day Top Ten list, but then a quick fit of Googling…

You may have seen this a few weeks ago on Tosh.0, who noted it as “our early nomination for Dad of the Year.” At a Chattanooga Lookouts minor-league game, a dad catches a foul ball with one hand while holding his daughter in his other arm. The guy barely blinks. Maybe a little dangerous, sure,…

When my daughter was little, we learned how to make adults to gasp in horror with a playtime trick routine the two of us devised. She would stand on my shoulders. I would hold tightly to her ankles. Then she would dive to the ground, head-first, knowing I’d keep a vise-grip on those ankles and…

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 bad. Sometimes we are taught intentionally and sometimes not. So in the comments today, I’d…

Parents: Don’t attempt this without thick, shatterproof glass between your child and fierce predators. This video comes from one of the observation windows at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. The glass is very thick, but it’s still a bit nerve-wracking being that close to such big cats. We were there last summer and…

Idan Friedman of Reddish Studio in Israel hand-embosses people’s profiles into disposable aluminum pans. It is ridiculously cool. View a whole gallery of them here. I would try it myself but I couldn’t handle the fear that someone might accidentally bake a cobbler in my artwork. [HT: Kottke]

This is such a creative solution to an unwieldy problem. In 2000, while deepening a backyard pond in Hyde Park, New York, excavators uncovered the remains of a prehistoric mastodon. Not wanting to lose any potentially important pieces, they isolated 22,000 pounds of dirt from around the skeleton. Since then, school classes, individual hobbyists, and…

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Jason Boyett

Jason Boyett is a writer, speaker, and the author of several books, including O Me of Little Faith (Zondervan), and the Pocket Guide series (Jossey-Bass). His work has appeared in Salon, Paste, The Daily Beast, Relevant, and a variety of other publications. He has also appeared on the History Channel and National Geographic Channel. Jason lives in Texas with his wife and two kids. Follow him at twitter and jasonboyett.com.

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