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Best Pickup Lines Ever

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“Hi. My friend over there is shy, and he was wondering if you think I’m cute.”

Smuggling Pot With My Dad

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Florida voters just gave medical marijuana the green light, most likely a first step toward legalization. And as legislators try…

Child as Teacher

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"I just wanted to wish you a Happy Father’s Day since you are the closest thing to a father that…

Big Questions from Little People

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"What’s fate, Daddy?” my five-year-old, Kai, asked a few months back. Whoa. I was still reeling from the previous week’s one-two punch:…

Behold the New Normal

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Today’s six-year-olds are high-tech, colorblind, and nonchalant My son Kai just finished kindergarten, so I’m keeping score.

Go Outside and Play!

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From now on, for at least an hour after school, my kids have to play outside. I don’t really care…

Paint a School, Save the World

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Our school used to look like a prison. Now it looks like a place I want to come to every…

Be Amazed, Miami!

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Born and raised here, I ran as fast as possible from Miami in the early 1990s to escape what had…

A Hungry Man Is an Angry Man

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Day 1: My seven-year-old buried his face in a couch cushion, frustrated he couldn’t have dessert

My Kid Is Not a Winner

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My little brother strode the stage in his cap and gown, gave his med school dean an emphatic handshake, and…

Good Sports

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Gábor Pásztor is the coach we all wish we had as kids. This effervescent former pro soccer player with legs…

When Boys Will Be Bored

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I’m bored,” my seven-year-old barked at me one sunny Saturday morning. I stomped in from the kitchen and answered, “You are…

Eat Well, Do Good

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It seems each week a groovy eatery opens here in our Biscayne Corridor, the new culinary epicenter of Miami’s sensual…

SUMMER CAMP, LIFE LESSONS

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My darling eight-year-old will soon board a plane for his first sleepaway camp. Two weeks in the misty mountains of…

A FOR ART, A FOR EFFORT

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Franklin Sirmans and I are both Upper Eastside dads transplanted from major, culturally rich cities. Our first-graders attend school and play…

One Cuts, One Chooses

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My two young boys stood on tiptoes, eyeballing the chocolate-chip banana bread on the butcher-block. The five-year-old raised the knife…