Thoughts about being a dad by dads

22 JunJournaling Your Children: You Play Coy So Well

As I searched for ways to capture the wonderful trivial moments of my children’s lives I found a simple, easy method: once a week I take a few moments to write some brief observations on a child’s life. I’ve done this for all eight of my children. There is nothing special about what I’ve done. […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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24 MarSwimming in Estrogen—A Dad’s Experience at Dance Competition

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I have five sons. That’s a lot, right? I’m able to surround myself with all things male. We wear camo, shoot deer, talk football, scratch ourselves, and spit. My sons will raise an eyebrow and chuckle at this description. We find camo amusing and have never shot anything. We throw boomerangs and Frisbees and fly […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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11 OctLife Isn’t a Disneyland Event

I am a bit obsessive when it comes to the trivial details of life. I’ve always had the feeling that real life happens in-between the big Disneyland events. I recently read the biography of Eddie Rickenbacker. Eddie Rickenbacker lived big. I think the fact that most of you reading this don’t know who he is […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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30 AugFamily: The Hope of the World

I drove the ninth grade football team to their football game in Grantsville the other night. I took a long walk to the local library so I could write for a while. The library closed forty-five minutes after I got there so I had to walk back. My feet were tired so I laid on […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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25 JulSlaughter Is Messy Business

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My neighbors’ houses have meticulously landscaped yards. I’m not like them. I’ve learned that you don’t have to mow your lawn very often if you don’t water it. It’s a very green way to go. It saves resources. It also saves time. I have more important things to do with my waning time on Earth […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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17 JulHeidi, Family, and the Summer Triangle

I got roped into a part in a community musical. I was in a play back in high school (a long, long time ago). I was also in a couple of minor productions in college during the semester I thought I wanted to be an actor. In the decades since college I’ve never thought about […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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12 FebHave Children, Will Play

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The other night I found myself with my twenty-six year old son at the artistic production Linea at Brigham Young University. Linea caught our attention because it included juggling. Rory learned to juggle when he was a teenager. I’ve seen him riding down the street on a unicycle juggling bowling pins. He taught me how […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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26 OctComputer Games and Imagination

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The other morning my nine-year-old son found me eating a bowl of cereal in the kitchen. Instead of grabbing a bowl and eating some cereal too he sat down beside me and started telling me about “Terraria.” “Terraria” is a two dimensional computer game that he and his fourteen-year-old brother have been playing together. They […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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05 JanHow to Blog With Teenagers

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The majority of Daddy and Mommy blogs I see are by new parents or the parents of young children. This is understandable. There are few things more exciting and life changing than becoming a first-time father. And then raising young children? The do such cute things. They say such cute things. They hold your hand […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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31 Dec“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” With a Nine-Year-Old

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The other day my nine-year-old daughter asked me if we could watch “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” together. I raised my eyebrows and said, “Um, yeah.” Where had this request come from? It’s true that I have received a masters degree in English and love literature and the arts, but my children have not been raised […]

About Tory C Anderson

Tory C Anderson is the father and Dad of eight children. He has been employed in telecommunication and computer technology for 25 years. Like most men, Tory has many plans for his life, but he has found that his family has been taking up most of the space. He feels no regrets. Tory's latest Young Adult novel, Joey and the Magic Map is out. You can read more about it here: http://www.ToryCAnderson.com

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