Category Archives: Fatherhood

Back to School: Top 10 Gluten, Dairy, and Corn Free Breakfast Foods and Snacks

To celebrate our five years of feeding our boys gluten-, dairy-, and corn-free, and to mourn the imminent end of summer, here is a top 10 list of our favorite, go-to processed foods for the kids, foods that make for … Continue reading

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The Fast Food Chain I Really, Really Hope Isn’t Homophobic

Like its food, the recent revelations about Chick-fil-A are nearly indigestible. Oh, Chick-fil-A, I have loved you so. When my first child was born in your theme park (Atlanta), you were my first stop on the way home from the … Continue reading

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Seventh-Inning Stretch

By the time I finish this post, UVA’s baseball season could be over. Oklahoma has them down 5-1 in the seventh, in an elimination game in Charlottesville. Even if the Cavaliers pull off a miracle tonight, they’ll have to beat … Continue reading

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On Boardmanville Elementary: A School, and a Chapter, Close

I heard about it from Marcie, on Facebook. Boardmanville Elementary will close. “Wow, hard to hear…” was all I could muster. It was my school from first through sixth grade. Feeling sadness and nostalgia coming on, I started to conjure my most … Continue reading

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For Martin Luther King: On Whiteness and the Struggle to Be Human

Last summer, I launched “Wayne Street Soul” to get in the habit of writing personal narrative, knowing that I was slated to offer a 20-minute autobiographical reflection to the Phillips Exeter community sometime this winter. Wednesday was judgment day. I quaked … Continue reading

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Christmas Culture Wars

Last Sunday I found myself on a new battleground in the culture wars: my kids’ Sunday School room, filled with 5- to 7-year-olds who are learning the basics of the faith, while practicing their wrestling moves and their imitations of various bodily … Continue reading

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Stella

I gave up on soccer about 25 years ago. It was optional where I grew up. Things have changed. Now youth soccer leagues are as unavoidable as high fructose corn syrup, and I’m not sure which is more frightening. Yesterday … Continue reading

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