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Made in Quarantine, Not 1950

barefooted baby covering white blanket

I've waited most of my life to stand in front of this wall, and now that I'm finally here, I kinda hate it. I mean, I'm guessing most of this is tongue-in-cheek, poking fun at the ancient, backwards ways of our forebearers, but still. Maybe it's a good sign that everything on this wall was 40% off. Perhaps there were other people who stood where I stood and rolled their eyes just as I did.

Sonic Boom

Like any good American parents, we got our son to go to school by promising him a treat afterwards. On Monday, Dom took him to Sonic for a lemonade slush. On Tuesday, I picked him up, and he demanded another, so I obliged. When Dom learned of this emerging pattern, she said “We’re gonna have to put a stop to that.” On Wednesday, the Sonic burned down. Now, I can’t prove Dom was responsible, but I...

All Things Considered

As some of you may know, my wife, Dominique, and I, had a son a couple of years ago. Recently, this son has begun throwing temper tantrums–throwing himself on the ground, flailing on his back, and screaming. However, and this is the gooey center of this Drumstick anecdote, our son is already smart enough to understand that the floor is essentially a sheet of vinyl on concrete, and thus...

My 10 Greatest Achievements / Failures of 2017

As each year comes to a close, it's important to look back on everything you've done in the last 365 days and tell yourself either good job or you suck. Because what is life without judgment, either internal or external? If you don't grade yourself, how do you know if you're #hashtag winning? Exactly. So here you go, 10 of my proudest achievements and 10 of my darkest moments of 2017.

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