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About Those Cartoons …

This weekend, something occurred to me … namely, how much different the world is now than when I was a kid. My girls, for example, have no idea what Saturday mornings meant to me when I was young. They don’t have any concept about the reverence I had for that few hours of the week, [...]

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The Question of Writing and Editing

An awful lot of people have asked me what it’s like to get a book published, and my editor is on me to blog about it, so I’ve finally given in. Here we go. Patrick’s best instructions for how to write (or revise and publish) a novel (in case you’re of a mind to do [...]

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The Life of a Swim Parent

I’ve encountered many challenges as a parent. Late night visits to the ER, jealousy between siblings, emotional episodes that seem overwhelming to a guy who grew up an only child. All of these have been difficult, but none of them quite compares to living the life of a “swimmer parent.” The best way to explain [...]

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