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16 NovBattle for Thessia – Make Playing Computer Games a Family Asset

Computer games have been a center of controversy for the better part of forty years now. Did they play a part in the Columbine Massacre? Do they aid and abet the obesity crisis? Do they instill into our children anti-social tendencies? Well, in the words of Tevia from Fiddler on the Roof, “let me tell […]

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26 OctComputer Games and Imagination

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 […]

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27 SepFatherhood–Life Expanding

The best part of having children is all the things you get to do that you would have never done without them. Because of my children I have had an immersive experience into the competitive chess world. I have been on the most memorable journeys through computer games more imaginative than my imagination could ever […]

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29 AugReading to Kids Who Can Read

There are loads of studies out there that show that reading to children when they are young can give them all kinds of advantages in life. I read to my kids when they were young, but it wasn’t a plan on giving them advantages in life—it was because it was so dang enjoyable. One by […]

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23 AugFamily and the Art of Gift Giving

Giving gifts is an art form. More people try and fail at this art than kids who stick a crayon drawing on the refrigerator and say they are going to be an artist when they grow up. Most of us give many gifts during our lifespans. We are obligated to. There are birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, […]

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22 JunSuddenly, Glory

            The workings of a household with many children can be mysterious. As a father I am aware that there is a world of which I am not a full member—a world where I am an outlawed creature, but tolerated on the edges. As a caring father, one who really enjoys spending time with children […]

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22 JunGood Fortune

I came home tonight thinking that I would take my bicycle for a ride on the back road. I have a seven mile route I like to ride over a gravel road that takes me out among the sagebrush and junipers. At the top of the final hill I like to stop and listen. It’s […]

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15 JunEmpty Nest Panic

I had a near panic attack yesterday. My wife and I were sitting in the park sharing a hamburger and fries. I was thinking of the loss of my fourth child. By “loss” I mean a child leaving home. Clorinda packed up and left home yesterday to live with a married sibling fifty miles away […]

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27 AprRolled over by Dadacity

There is a video on YouTube where a soon-to-be father asks a father of three, “So, what’s it like to be a dad?” The dad thinks (we get to see what he’s thinking) and replies, “How much time have you got?” What we saw the dad think was of all the time (good and bad) […]

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20 AprBus Driver Diaries — Things I Like

Note: If you are looking for older posts of Bus Driver Diaries please go to www.BusDriverDiaries.ToryCAnderson.com. That is where all future Bus Driver Diaries posts can be found. Why would anyone want to be a school bus driver? I don’t think I have met anyone who planned on being a bus driver. Most bus drivers […]

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