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I've made a smart playlist of all the songs with 0 plays. I listen to them because I feel bad for them not because I like the music. I'm THAT guy.

Buy “Wisdom for Dad” by Hugh Weber (and Me!)

Wis­dom for Dad, Hugh Weber’s lat­est par­ent­ing book, is on sale, and you should buy it today, April 15th. It fea­tures the bite-sized wis­dom of Hugh and a num­ber of other dad, includ­ing myself.

We’re try­ing to get this thing to num­ber one, and to help encour­age you to buy today, Hugh is giv­ing out free eBook ver­sions when you email him your receipt.

How to get the free eBook:

  1. Visit
  2. Pur­chase the book
  3. For­ward your receipt to hugh [at]

That’s it! Hugh will take it from there, and you’ll have Wis­dom for Dad on any dig­i­tal read­ing device you own. This is par­tic­u­larly handy when you’re hav­ing a panic attack and need to read some com­fort­ing words from men who have been there before (and had their own panic attacks).

Help this book get to #1. Buy it today!

Tiny Perspectives on the Infinite

Tiny Perspectives on the Infinite

As if it was obvi­ous, Ian told us, “When I was a meerkat, I lived in a cave.” Being a par­ent means field­ing strange tales from tiny peo­ple. We were dri­ving when Ian made his announce­ment, and he regaled us for sev­eral blocks.

After the cave, he lived in a cage on a farm. He lived with lots of other meerkats. The meerkats fought “all over each udder.” His name wasn’t “Ian”, it was some­thing closer to “Base­ball Sand­wich.” (I’ve for­got­ten exactly what it was.)

“What did you eat as a meerkat?” I asked him.

“Um… um… um… I just forgot.”

Stumped him, I thought, feel­ing too proud of my dubi­ous vic­tory. Of course, Ian embod­ied this ani­mal iden­tity well before he was born. He was born a human boy, but any­thing is pos­si­ble before that. Why not a meerkat?

After all, I very dis­tinctly remem­ber telling my par­ents about my past life: as a col­lege student.

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