On Dad’s Watch

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Good Job, Dad!

Good Job, Dad!

This week I had a couple of personal successes in my extra-work, extra-family endeavors. Most people call those “hobbies” but true to my Brooklyn pedigree, I like to redefine the English language whenever possible so, “fuggedaboutit!” Success #1 was achieved in the effort to pass a Congressional resolution to create awareness of Capitalism. Congressman Rohrabacher…

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Judgment Day

Judgment Day

As our children get older, with our son about to enter his teens, we’re finding no shortage of opportunities to discuss issues of morality. Many of them are post-mortem recaps of prior infractions but on occasion my wife and I get a chance to offer preemptive guidance. One such venue for parental advice is the…

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The Waffle Story

The Waffle Story

Earlier in the week I was awakened by fighting siblings…what else is new. While our children have advanced beyond the COMPLETELY self-centered world from whence they came, random acts of kindness (particularly towards each other) in adolescence are few and far between. As I made my way downstairs to intervene, our son was already at…

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+1 For the Humans

+1 For the Humans

A few weeks ago I lost my precious iPhone. Did I say “lost”? It was mercilessly STOLEN from my office! The deranged purloiner had the audacious cruelty to call me from my very own device and gloat. Despite my anger I turned the event into a teachable moment for our kids, opting for the “not…

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Cheerios, Oat Squares and Venture Capitalists

Cheerios, Oat Squares and Venture Capitalists

Sometimes it takes a good breakfast cereal to help put things in perspective. Personally, I compare EVERY experience to a bowl of Trix ’cause it’s the gold standard of pleasure. Beyond my adolescent, some might say toddler, eating habits there’s another reason breakfast cereals are important to me. Here’s why. Last year I joined a…

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

While the majority of “On Dad’s Watch” stories are about our wacky twosome, I’ve sometimes written about another wacky pair, my very own parents. They’re a couple of old folk who don’t quite know it yet. Today they left on a cruise, where I suspect they’ll surf … maybe not, but the attitude is there.…

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Happy 7th Birthday to “On Dad’s Watch”

Happy 7th Birthday to “On Dad’s Watch”

When you woke up a few weeks ago did you say, “Wow! It’s Super Bowl Sunday!” Or, “Wow! It’s the 7th anniversary of ‘On Dad’s Watch’!”? Come on, be honest. Well for those of you who didn’t remember…February 6th was Super Bowl Sunday. I trust when you were done participating in whatever nationwide On Dad’s…

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