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I'm a bright, happy seeker with a beautiful daughter.
Interests: spirituality, civil rights, honesty, family, dancing, hip hop music, people
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TL;DR: How I love my daughter has taught me how to love myself, not the other way around I know how I feel about myself. My self love has become, slowly, less conditional. It will never be unconditional, that's not for the humanity. I've been struggling for years thinking I... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2023 at The Father Daughter Dance
My daughter is like a cat with her life and emotions. As her Dad I put a bowl of milk out for her to drink from. If I try to force her to drink that milk metaphorically by getting her to talk about things before she's ready, it does not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2023 at The Father Daughter Dance
Zoe called me yesterday to tell me she got accepted to UC Davis’ graduate teaching program. When she called I could hear her voice unsettled and wavering. She was crying a bit or maybe had just cried too I was ready to support her and listen to her about not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2023 at The Father Daughter Dance
I did my best while raising my daughter to teach her things early on in a relatively safe context where the stakes weren't too high. One that was poignant that I remember involved her yellow balloon at 3 years old. She proudly led it around the apartment. It gave her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2023 at The Father Daughter Dance
I've learned over the years with my daughter that I can usually tell mid-conversation that it's not going well and I'm mostly the reason. It doesn't have much to do with whether we're both kind of angry, it's more my approach and mindset. For example, my daughter was sharing how... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2023 at The Father Daughter Dance
I watched the Netflix series Wednesday over the weekend and it’s fantastic. TL;DR (and this is long!): Wednesday is a compelling, fun series touching on crucial dy namics of teenagers. For any dads of daughters, I suggest watching it (I bet your daughters already have). Wednesday Addams (played by the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2023 at The Father Daughter Dance
I have a loving, reliable, frustrating at times relationship with my daughter who is in her 20's. And yet, for the early years of her life I was a complete mess. I became addicted to narcotics, had mental illness issues and was all but lost. I was in her life... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2022 at The Father Daughter Dance
Growing up "help" was a 4 letter word. It was stigmatized and a veritable last resort. I'm 54 and it's still stigmatized to a degree. I didn't commit to it until I was 47. There were a lot of uncovered hurt that resulted in conscious and unconscious patterns that were... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2022 at The Father Daughter Dance
My daughter played volleyball for almost 10 years. We shared car rides of 2-4 hours each way for the out of town tourneys. On those car rides Zoe would jump in the car put on her headphones and she was in her own world. I did have the chance to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2022 at The Father Daughter Dance
After several years of my personal difficulties and darkness I wanted to make it up to my daughter. In those first few years when it was completely behind me I was SO eager to help my daughter. I wanted to show her I'd changed and that I was a good... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2022 at The Father Daughter Dance
This blog is devoted to my musings and lessons I've learned raising my daughter who is in her early 20's. In her early years I was in the darkness of addiction and mental illness. For the last 12 years I've been a stable, reliable, loving presence in her life. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2022 at The Father Daughter Dance
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I suppose if one were properly aroused the penis-ipod thing might actually work...
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2010 on How to Write Funny at Ben Casnocha: The Blog
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Jan 14, 2010
Yes, it made me cry. Way cool!!
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Saved by the Bell needed Screech Nirvana needed Kurt Cobain The Bulls needed Rodman The Democratic party needs Howard Dean And any group needs me Theory seems to make sense
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Thanks for the note, I actually adopted it and left it 2 years ago. I re-adopted it about a year ago and I couldn't agree with you more.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2006 on The power of firefox at T-M-I from T-I-M
What I think is quite humorous is to study the higher income folks at these so called privliges of the wealthy as they fall asleep. They are paying to be seen there not to see the event.
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It seems to me that self-deprecation is an unforutnate and misguided attempt at humility. I don't think there is anything wrong with suggesting I am skilled at something. The added spice like "I'm not the best in the world.." that creeps in is usually a product of my conditioning. Was it too boastful for Jesus to say "I am the way, the truth and the light"? I don't think so, because for me, we all are. Assuming he said it, he didn't need to follow it up with, "...but that's just me and you know me, I think I'm some kind of savior or something, I mean I'm speaking like I actually know something!" ha! I don't take myself too seriously which helps.
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Thanks for posting this Ben, particularly the video from Tucker Carlson (who if you haven't seen it had one of the most interesting live interactions I've ever seen with Jon Stewart). I also noticed Tucker ditched the bowtie. I wonder if he thinks that given the nature of her profession if perhaps juries or others should consider anything said by a CEO these days to be tainted given the sultry acts of a few.... It's a super clear example of exactly how divided our society is.
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Singular focus on anything is challenging. Try just walking down the street. The BB + driving in any situation just feels downright dangerous.
Agreed, but I guess it's particuarly vexing to be so publicly incongruent.
Toggle Commented Apr 24, 2006 on Whose up for Foosball...Beuhler? at T-M-I from T-I-M
Well, I suppose it isn't the first time we've had an actor for a governor (see Ronald Reagan). Your potty mouth is excused of course. Brunch was great. I asked Zoe what she ordered and she looked at me with her eyes wide open and said: "I ordered plain scrambled eggs, not too hot." She got that and ate them all!!
I'm interested to know whether that is an example of auto-pilot or consistency. I will be on full "auto-pilot" alert Wednesday at lunch.
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