Parenting: City Life Vs. Simple Life

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By: Danny Thomas On a daily basis, at least once a day and sometimes several times.. A horse and cart drives past my house. Sometimes It’s a family And sometimes it’s a lone driver. Sometimes they are heading in to town And sometimes out…. This is new and novel for me And my family It’s […]

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Parenting and The Facts of Life

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By: Danny Thomas For many of my generation there is an iconic lyric… A refrain from a piece of pop culture that has become so universal And such an influence that the words have taken on the status of a proverb… I’m sure the sentiment, and versions of the adage go back to the dawn […]

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How Moving Homes Can Affect A Family

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By: Danny Thomas Change… it’s good we need adventures they keep us vital keep us alert keep the devils off our heels. but I’ll tell you what, this change… it is finally getting to me. Last February we found out we were moving from northern Minnesota to upstate New York… I was ecstatic. I was […]

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A Dad’s Frustration With The Boymom Hashtag

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By Danny Thomas   Today, I have somewhat of a rant … or maybe a concern… concern is a better word. here is the source of my consternation: I have three daughters… every single one of them laughs at farts (so does their mother, but don’t tell her I told you) and plays in the […]

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A Pat On The Back.

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By: Danny Thomas here I am… sitting on the end of the bed with a pile of laundry literally looming over my computer. Everything is looming right now; spring, the river, the future, the past, relationships, colleagues… Jennifer and I are occupying the land of loom… it seems to happen with us a lot. oh […]

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Work and play. Play and work…

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  By: Danny ThomasI think it’s interesting and not insignificant that Jennifer and I both seem to use the words “work” and “play” interchangeably. we are both students of theatre so that has to be a factor because theatre on some levels, like many arts, if you’re doing it right I think, is a vocation […]

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Embracing the Rattling Cage

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By Danny Thomas It’s St. Patrick’s Day… We keep trying to make family traditions for St. Patrick’s Day, none of them stick. In my head it was always a big deal with my family growing up. We certainly always ate a special meal. If not corned beef and cabbage, then something related. Sometimes we went […]

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Relationships Are Like Snowflakes…

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By Danny Thomassomething that’s been on my mind as a parent lately… as my third baby turns one… and the others plug along and go through all the things a first grader and pre-schooler should go through, is how different each one of them is, and how different each of our relationships is… and I […]

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