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Being Dad: Things they don’t prepare you for


I remember growing up more or less scared shitless about hell. I imagined this awful place to which I’d certainly be condemned for 1/ jerking off too much 2/ lusting after Gina So-and-So at Bible study 3/ stealing quarters out … Continue reading

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Travel with Kids: The harrowing return flight


The flight back home from Miami wasn’t actually as bad as I had imagined. Since it was a night flight, they were relatively tuckered out. My son slept across two seats. Since I had taken the window seat but behind … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Venetian Pool and Allen’s Drugstore


Once back from Naples, I took my son on his raincheck over to one of my childhood favorites: Venetian Pool in Coral Gables on De Soto Road. Now, granted it has changed over the years – the hole in the … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Everglades National Park and the Anhinga Trail


Today was a bit slower for the kids. A little pool-time, a good Cuban lunch (Mario’s Latino Café in Homestead – highly recommendable!) and a good nap in the morning. Naturally though, the day that they take a deep nap … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Rhythm and Blues


Rhythm is so critical to young kids and this trip has driven the point home. Actually, it is amazing how resilient my kids are to jet-lag on the trip west. They have had little issue with sleep since arriving in … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Return to the Miami Children’s Museum


Due to torrential rain, my initial plans of Venetian Pool with my son were curtailed and we fell back on the Miami Children’s Museum. Recalling that the food there was just a crowded and surprisingly unkid-friendly Sunway there, I Yelp’ed … Continue reading

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Traveling with Kids: Crandon Park Beach


Today was Beach Day, we got off to a late start due to a few last minute things that had to be picked up or taken care of, plus there was loads of traffic, but got over to Key Biscayne … Continue reading

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