Dadequate

When I was a kid, one of the things I loved most about going to my maternal grandparents’ house was that 1) Deenie (my grandmother) would always fix us waffles for breakfast, and 2) she would cut them up before serving them to us. The waffles were great, but the detail of her pre-cutting them…

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 time.” “What?” “I would hug you all the time.” “Okay…” “I know I’m supposed to…

Word on the publishing street is that the tumblr blog Dads are the Original Hipsters is headed down the blog-turned-book road. This is welcome news because it’s a killer, well-executed idea. (Too use a couple of violent adjectives.) Your dad kept it warm in a pea coat before you did and he has the anchor…

Interesting recent piece in the St. Petersburg Times by staff writer Joshua Gillin, about being a geek forced, by impending fatherhood, to “grow up.” Being a geek is all about obsession, Gillin writes. So he’s preparing for an obsession transformation, from movies, martial arts, and video games to his first child: My wife and I…

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.” “Me, too. She’s a good teacher.” “She’s the best teacher ever. I wish she could…

This is what I make with LEGOs. Spaceships are my specialty. This is what Apple software engineer Andrew Carol makes with LEGOs: It’s a Babbage Difference Engine, a working model of a mid-19th century machine designed to “evaluate polynomials of the form Ax^2 + Bx + C for x=0, 1, 2, …n with 3 digit…

This is my 701st blog post. That seems like a lot, but those posts have been spread out over three different blogs. The first one I started back in 2007 when it became clear that, as a guy who wrote books and wanted people to buy my books, it was important for me to maintain…

Jason Boyett
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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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