During one of the keynotes at this year’s Dad 2.0, the speaker quoted Mark Twain: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. We were beginning our Sunday morning hike along the Pacific Ocean at Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve when our guide mentioned that we may be able to see whales just 3-4…






Right now, a bunch of us are at the Dad 2.0 Summit in Washington DC, and we’ve just announced that a dozen of us are walking Hadrian’s Wall this summer to raise money for Camp Kesem, and that there will be a new camp at the University of Maryland in honor of Oren Miller, who died of cancer last year (and is a U. of MD alumnus, along with his wife). Camp Kesem is an organization that supports children through the struggle of having a parent with cancer;…






I’m sure my children wonder why I sometimes fly to different cities for a few days without their mother or them.  Most of the time, “it’s for work,” is all they know.  Maybe they’ll see a picture their grandmother shows them while I’m away from a silly website called The Facebook, like the one my mother showed them a few days ago: The fact that they recognized my caption of “There is still good in him; I can feel it” as a Luke Skywalker attribution gives me great…