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Being Italian means eating tomatoes and loving it

May 5, 2017
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I’ve known this for years about my son, who’s now 13, but the other day something hit me, and I didn’t like it. I had to bring it up. Me: You’re my kid. You’re Italian.…

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Mr. Picarella goes to Washington

April 21, 2017
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Mr. Picarella is not a mister. He’s a 13-year-old kid. He’s my kid! My wife and I try to protect him from the world, but I promise, we don’t shelter him. We let him ride…

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12 things I admire about my dad – By Emily Jones

April 4, 2017
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[Note from Tim Jones, author of the weekly humor blog View from the Bleachers: This week, I’ve invited my high school daughter Emily to take the reins of writing my Humor Outcasts column for the…

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Die, germs, die!

March 3, 2017
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Last week everyone was sick. Not me. Not my wife. Not our 12-year-old son. But everyone else. According to my wife, it’s “kill” or “be killed.” “Stay away from the germs,” she told me. One…

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Cultured kid watches good movies

February 25, 2017
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The arts are among the core building blocks of a child’s development, and since the birth of my son, I’ve aimed to give him an edge in the cinematic arts. From silent films to the…

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Kid has more fun at Disneyland without Mom and Dad

February 17, 2017
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Before my wife and I got married, we dated. When I felt it was time to see if we had what it took to be a more serious couple, we went to Disneyland. We had…

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Signs My Daughter Loves Me

January 31, 2017
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If you’re a parent like me – or even if you’re a parent who’s not like me – at some point you’ve probably asked yourself, “Why on earth did I ever have kids?” In my…

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I don’t wanna hold your baby

January 6, 2017
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Your baby might be real cute, but I don’t wanna hold it. It’s not personal. When I got a new car, I didn’t ask people if they wanted to drive it. When I got my…

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Coffee Head

December 9, 2016
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I had nothing to worry about. The caffeine in the coffee I drank before bedtime wouldn’t keep me awake. I’d get to sleep in good time and be well rested before a very busy day…

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At Least I’m Not My Dad

November 28, 2016
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In hindsight, I probably was not quite as strict a disciplinarian with my girls when they were growing up as I should have been. Certainly nothing like how my dad disciplined me. I realize now…

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