5 Afflictions of Fatherhood No One Warns You About


1. Pooping becomes a public exhibition. 2.  You will unknowingly go to work– attend important meetings, give presentations, entertain potential clients with your child’s boogers encrusting the shoulders of your wrinkle- free Van Heusens. 3. Watching an entire football game without interruption is no longer your right as a red blooded, tax-paying American. 4. The opening melody and […]

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Check out my interview with podcaster Jesse Jackson!


Episode 37 Jay Armstrong – Set Lusting Bruce http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/setlustingbruce “This episode the podcast takes a literary bent when Jesse is joined by Jay Armstrong.   Jay is a Husband, a Father, an AP English teacher and a writer.  They spend time talking about Thunder Road, following your dreams and how sometimes the path to your destiny […]

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Five for Friday!


Congratulations! We made it through another week! The response to this blog/website has been tremendous. I am truly  humbled and grateful. So I want to offer a little  something extra for your readership. Each Friday I will post “Five for Friday” where I will present a list of five things– ideas, jokes, suggestions, songs, movies, etc. to help ease […]

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25 Reasons Why Raising a 3 Year Old is Like Having a Drunk College Roommate All Over Again


The late nights, the loudness, the curious smells, the paralyzing headaches. No I’m not reminiscing  about my wild college days. I’m talking about this ordeal known as parenthood. My son, Dylan is currently in the throes of the dreaded “Terrible 3’s”. The cantankerous stage of childhood development that convinces parents that they are feeding, bathing and padding a college fund […]

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Getting Schooled By My 5 Year Old


Cindy and I decided today, a mild February afternoon, to take the kids up to the local park.  So the kids mount their bikes and Cindy inflates the basketball and challenges me to a game of Around-the-World and of course I accept. At the park we offer Haley (7) a dollar to watch Dylan(2) on the playground so Cindy […]

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A Vulnerable Man


Last week a former student, Owen C., posted a nice message on the Write on Fight on website. Owen congratulated me on the website and then he wrote something that hit a nerve, something I had to respond to… “You’re not afraid of having emotion. You’re not afraid of sharing. You’re not afraid of being […]

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5 Life Lessons Bruce Springsteen Has Taught Me


Dear Reader, While writing  “It’s a town full of losers…” it occurred to me that I had a lot more to say about Bruce Springsteen. Aside from his musicality– the way the pianos and horns and guitars and drums collide, making music that can be heard yes, but also felt on a very visceral level– […]

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It’s a town full of losers…


This article was originally published in January 2016. My students and I recently read, studied and discussed one of our finest American poems —Thunder Road, penned in 1975 by the patron saint of New Jersey Bruce Springsteen.  Thunder Road, the lead track on the Born to Run album, is a personal favorite (and a song […]

A Friend I Never Knew


This wasn’t the article I intended to write. No, I was crafting a breezy piece on the eternal wisdom found in the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s Thunder Road when a 45 year old man from Cincinnati, Ohio, a man I have never met or even knew existed, died. All reports indicate Scott Bruggeman was an […]

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