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Scenes from Saturday + the Super Bowl of Crafts

We might learn things quickly, but we often forget things at the same rate. 

It was my birthday last week. Not a big one. Just another year passing. I’m getting older. Not unhappily. Not ungratefully. I hope.

So it wasn’t a big milestone, but almost 10 years ago I was on the cusp of becoming a Dad. I think looking backwards too much is only good for one thing: learning. The things I wish I had known. Like building a better wine cellar for starters. Or the wisdom of buying an extra freezer just for the bags of chicken nuggets. Many of these are obvious, maybe cliches, but I like cliches because they are true and few people live up to them.

Here are the 10 cliches I would have told my younger self to be sure to bore his kids with on a daily basis. Continue Reading