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Are ‘Facebook Memories’ a white-washed version of our lives?

By Jon Show. While sitting and contemplating life one morning in February in the only room a parent is guaranteed solitude, I grabbed my phone and popped open Facebook to see what people I used to be friends with, people I’ve never been friends with, neighbors, and people I’m somehow connected to because are somehow […]


Modern Dad: February: So many holidays, but no real fun

When I was a kid, I would wake up the morning after Thanksgiving and make one of those construction paper chain link things to count down the days until Christmas. Each morning I’d jump out of bed, rip off a link, and then count exactly how much longer I had to wait until I could […]


Modern Dad: Gas station food for thought, humble apple pie, iKids

By Jon Show. I like certain restaurants for a variety reasons. Some reasons are normal, like the quality of the food. Other reasons are utterly superficial and make little sense to anyone but me. For example, the owner of Pho Nam always gives me a free orange soda when I visit because I’m a child […]

Modern Dad: Up a tree, up with trees

I have fond memories of picking out Christmas trees when I was a kid. I grew up in a small, picturesque New England town and we always bought our tree from a local family who transformed their yard into a tree lot every December. The family had a daughter my age that was pretty and […]


Modern Dad: Kids make a car show fascinating, a cold brew helps too

I don’t know anything about cars. My favorite kind of car is one that’s been paid off. I care so little about cars that I owned the same Honda Accord for four presidential terms. I haven’t always been this way. When I was a nine-year-old in Minnesota during the ‘80s I loved cars, specifically Pontiac […]